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About Megan Sutton

Megan S. Sutton, M.S., RSLP, CCC-SLP (C) is the app designer and a director of Tactus Therapy. She is the lead writer of the Tactus Therapy blog and newsletter. Megan is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She has worked passionately with adults with communication and swallowing disorders for over 10 years in inpatient and outpatient settings, specializing in the assessment and treatment of aphasia. Megan is a frequent invited presenter and writer on the topic of using apps in neurogenic rehab for adults with acquired communication disorders.

Using Apps to Treat Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Cognition plays a vital role in communication, and SLPs are key players in the rehabilitation of cognitive-communication disorders. Find out more about how to treat this complicated disorder, how to integrate apps into therapy, and 5 of the best apps to use for cognitive-communication.

By |July 27th, 2016|Brain Injury, Cognition, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on Using Apps to Treat Cognitive-Communication Disorders

How To: Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) for Anomia

A step-by-step guide to doing Semantic Feature Analysis, an evidence-based aphasia therapy protocol to improve anomia after stroke or brain injury. Learn how SFA works, how to do it, and how an app can help promote independence and intensive practice.

By |July 20th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, How To Guides|Comments Off on How To: Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) for Anomia

5 Things People Don’t Understand about AAC for Aphasia

Augmentative tools and apps can be amazingly powerful to help people with aphasia communicate. But they aren't a cure, and they can't just be handed out to every stroke survivor with a communication problem. Learn 5 things that are often misunderstood about how AAC works (or doesn't work) in aphasia treatment.

By |July 13th, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia|1 Comment

How To: Cueing Hierarchy for Word Finding in Aphasia

Cueing hierarchies are a tried and true part of aphasia therapy, but what exactly are they? How should you use them? Find out the details in this informative guide that will help you be successful using cueing hierarchies for word finding treatment.

How To: Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST)

A step-by-step guide to doing verb network strengthening treatment, an evidence-based aphasia therapy protocol to improve word finding after stroke or brain injury. Learn how VNeST works, how to do it, and how an app can help promote independence and intensive practice.

9 Amazing Resources for Aphasia Education & Support

June is Aphasia Awareness Month. It’s a time to spread the word about aphasia and to learn more about how you can help those affected by it. Here are 9 amazing online resources for you to explore and share to help raise awareness about aphasia.

By |June 1st, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, News & Reviews|2 Comments

12 Fascinating Stories about Adult Communication Disorders

Personal stories are powerful tools for professionals to better understand the lives of their clients and caregivers. For those affected by communication disorders, stories serve to provide support by hearing about someone going through the same situation. Check out these 12 stories in books and film to better understand the human experience you won't learn in a textbook.

How To: Anagram, Copy, and Recall Treatment for Writing

A step-by-step guide to doing Anagram, Copy, and Recall Treatment (ACRT), an evidence-based speech therapy technique to improve writing in people with aphasia and agraphia. Learn how to use an app when working alone or without extra supplies.

10 Creative Naming Therapy Activities for Aphasia

Make the most of Naming Therapy with these 10 activities for people with aphasia to improve word finding. Use these therapy techniques, adjustable settings, and helpful hints to stay engaged and keep your practice going. There's no limit on what you can do with this flexible tool in the clinic or at home.

By |March 2nd, 2016|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on 10 Creative Naming Therapy Activities for Aphasia

84 Amazing Pieces of Wisdom for SLPs

The collaboration of speech-language professionals on social media is always great to see, but every once in awhile, a post is truly inspirational. Recently, a member asked "What advice have you been given about your career that has become a critical piece to embroider into your day-to-day practice?" Here are 84 wise gems to consider hanging on your wall.

By |November 18th, 2015|Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on 84 Amazing Pieces of Wisdom for SLPs