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5 Cool New Features in iOS 10 to Help People with Aphasia

Learn how to use new accessibility features in the latest Apple iOS that can help someone with a language disability. Hear what you type, add visual supports, and more. Step-by-step instructions make it easy.

By |January 12th, 2017|Aphasia and Apraxia, Tech Help|1 Comment

Where Do I Start with Tactus Therapy Apps?

With 16 unique titles, 2 bundled apps, 8 lite versions, and a number of app bundles, it’s no wonder people want some help knowing where to start. Don’t worry - it's not difficult. Each Tactus Therapy app has many different uses and lots of ways to customize it, so it’s hard to go wrong. Answer these simple questions to guide you to the apps you’re going to love.

By |January 27th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources, Tech Help|Comments Off on Where Do I Start with Tactus Therapy Apps?
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How to Find & Evaluate Apps for Adult Speech Therapy

Finding good apps for speech therapy shouldn't be difficult. With these 3 ways of discovering apps and our handy free list of questions to guide your evaluation, you'll have the best apps for your purpose on your iPad in no time. Part 4 of our 7-part Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy series focuses on helping you find and evaluate adult speech therapy apps with great resources and strategies.

By |May 6th, 2015|Downloads, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tech Help|Comments Off on How to Find & Evaluate Apps for Adult Speech Therapy

29 Essential Things to Know about iPads & Apps

In Part 3 in Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy, learn what you need to know about buying, using, and maintaining an iPad. Find out which settings are most important and how to set yourself up for success with the right accessories. #7 would have been so useful to know back when we got started!

Top 5 Keyboards to Support People with Aphasia

Third-party keyboard apps offer new and exciting ways for people with aphasia and other communication impairments to keep in touch with others, stay connected through social media, access information and apps, and even stay safe. See how these keyboard apps serve as assistive technology to help people connect through drawing, maps, pre-stored phrases, handwriting, the alphabet, and symbols.

By |February 25th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Home User Learning Hub, Tech Help|2 Comments

The Real Cost of Free Apps

A "free" app isn't always free. Learn the true cost of free apps looking at 8 different types of free apps available on the App Store. See examples of free speech therapy apps that use each of these approaches.

How to Make an App in a Week – Live Blog

Tactus Therapy Solutions is creating an app, start to finish, in just a week. Follow along Monday through Friday to read how this four-person team goes from concept to the App Store in just 40 hours. Learn how to make an app and about this useful communication strategy. Note: This is a live blog post that will be updated Feb 2-6 as the team progresses on the app.

Surprising New Findings about Speech Therapy Software

A new survey of speech therapy patients shows a surprising difference between therapists and clients in the adoption of apps. Find out how clients are finding apps, how they're using them, and the progress they're seeing - with and without their therapists' support.

By |January 28th, 2015|Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, News & Reviews, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tech Help|Comments Off on Surprising New Findings about Speech Therapy Software
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Meaningful Gifts for SLPs Made Simple

Looking for a way to thank therapists and medical staff for their help with stroke rehabilitation? Here’s a suggestion that’s more meaningful than coffee gift cards, fruit baskets, and chocolates since it keeps helping others after you've moved on.

By |December 10th, 2014|Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Tech Help|Comments Off on Meaningful Gifts for SLPs Made Simple
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iDevices Help People with Speech-Language Disorders to Communicate Better

iPads and iPhones are loaded with built-in apps and accessibility features that make them ideal devices to help people with aphasia. Apple’s latest operating system, iOS8 continues the company’s mission of empowering everyone, including users with disabilities. Here is a detailed look at six accessibility features and apps that can help adults with speech and language disorders communicate better.

By |December 3rd, 2014|Home User Learning Hub, Tech Help|1 Comment