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About Tactus Therapy Guest Blogger

A collection of posts by guest bloggers. Read stories by stroke survivors, caregivers, and professionals. Each writer's bio is included at the end of each post. If you'd like to contribute a guest post, please contact us with your idea.

Choosing The Right Dysphagia Treatment

How do you find the best dysphagia treatment options for your clients with swallowing disorders? It's not easy, but with these 4 steps from guest blogger and Dysphagia Therapy app author Tiffani Wallace, you can efficiently choose the most effective plan.

By |April 13th, 2016|Dysphagia, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Choosing The Right Dysphagia Treatment

Finding Flow in Speech Pathology

There's something special that happens when you find that optimal balance between challenge and skill - an experience called flow. Learn how you can adjust the variables to experience flow at work and help your speech therapy clients to find it as well.

By |February 24th, 2016|Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Finding Flow in Speech Pathology

Bungee Jumping and the Dignity of Risk

Stroke and brain injury survivors with communication and physical challenges are often well-protected from risk by loving family members or caregivers. While risk may sound like a bad thing, there's something very important about it to the human experience. Guest blogger Tricia Rachfall offers insights about the dignity of risk in the lives of those with disabilities.

ePals: Connecting People with Aphasia through Technology

Guest blogger and SLP Janice Dittleman offers insights and start-up advice for a unique modern pen-pal program at the Adler Aphasia Center called ePals that connects people with aphasia to students while learning to use technology.

By |November 4th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on ePals: Connecting People with Aphasia through Technology

A Writer’s Journey to Aphasia and Back Again. Sort of.

Dylan Otto Krider is an award-winning author who suffered a stroke at age 43. Faced with aphasia that took away his ability to speak, read, and write, he fought his way back with hard work and speech therapy to recover his craft and career. Read his inspiring story of determination to see how far he's come.

The Research-Practice Gap: Why it Exists & How to Bridge it

Research findings do not always make their way to clinical practice, creating a research-practice gap. Guest blogger Heather Jeng interviews clinicians, researchers, and students to discover 5 themes on why this happens and what can be done to improve it in the field of speech-language pathology.

By |September 23rd, 2015|Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on The Research-Practice Gap: Why it Exists & How to Bridge it

Making Sense of Aphasia with a Sense of Adventure

Byron and Donna Peterson have been living with Wernicke's aphasia for over 5 years now. Donna shares their story of stroke, rehab, and getting back into life with a challenging communication disorder that drove most of their family and friends away. See how this adventurous couple has risen to the challenge and is fighting back as you learn more about the man you saw in our video of fluent aphasia in last week's post.

When a Friend has Aphasia after Stroke, Which Hat does a SLP Wear?

“Trish had a massive stroke.” I’ll never forget the call from a friend, telling me the news about my dear friend of nearly 25 years. I barely registered the words. My mind reeled with thoughts about what this might mean for Trish.Read what medical SLP Karen Eutsler Little did next as she danced between roles of therapist and friend when life put her skills to good use.

By |July 22nd, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Stroke|2 Comments

5 Benefits of Speech Therapy for People with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease can cause changes in communication, thinking, and swallowing along with the better-known movement disorders. See how speech therapy with a skilled SLP can help alleviate some of these troubling symptoms and why getting started earlier is always better. Guest blogger Cyndee Bowen shares her expertise to help raise awareness for Parkinson's.

By |April 22nd, 2015|Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Home User Learning Hub, Progressive Disorders|Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Speech Therapy for People with Parkinson’s

8 Reasons Why Tactus Therapy Apps Work Well for Autism

Guest blogger Heather Helter shares her experiences using Tactus Therapy apps in speech therapy with children with autism. See what design features are best practice for students with complex needs, and how these apps designed for adults are also wonderful to use with children of all ages.

By |April 1st, 2015|Case Studies, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on 8 Reasons Why Tactus Therapy Apps Work Well for Autism