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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.

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

What is Fluent Aphasia?

Effortless speech isn't what you think of when you hear "aphasia," but it is a characteristic of fluent aphasia, a unique language disorder you may need to see to believe. Learn what fluent aphasia is, see a video of what it sounds like, and find out how to help a person with a lesion in Wernicke's area of the brain.

By |September 9th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Stroke|Comments Off on What is Fluent Aphasia?

7 Ways to Continue Your Education – A Guide for Adult-Focused SLPs

In this back-to-school season, there’s something that brings out the student in all of us. As speech-language professionals, we must keep learning to keep up our certifications and our skills. Here are 7 ways (some free or very low-cost) that adult-focused SLPs can enhance their professional development and continuing education.

  • Neuroplasticity - What Stroke Survivors Need to Know

10 Things Stroke Survivors Need To Understand About Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is a big word getting a lot of buzz in stroke and brain injury rehab because it gives hope to survivors that their brains can heal, adapt, and rewire after they have been damaged. What exactly is neuroplasticity, and how does it work? Learn the 10 principles so you can evaluate whether treatment programs are likely to work for you.

By |August 12th, 2015|Brain Injury, Home User Learning Hub, Stroke|5 Comments

5 Factors You Can Control in Stroke Recovery

Stroke recovery is a complex process, influenced by many factors – most of which are outside of your control. While this lack of control can leave you feeling helpless, there are some important aspects of your recovery that you can take responsibility for. Read how 5 personal factors can impact stroke recovery.

By |July 29th, 2015|Brain Injury, Stroke|Comments Off on 5 Factors You Can Control in Stroke Recovery

The Importance of Numbers

When you think of numbers, do you think of math or language? Numbers can be added, subtracted, multiplied, and divided, but numbers also represent concepts. Numbers communicate important information about who we are, what we do, and how we move through the world. Learn what numerical transcoding is and why numbers are so challenging for people with aphasia. Most importantly, learn what you can do to increase independence in number communication after a stroke.

By |July 15th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Stroke|3 Comments

6 Ways to Prepare Clients for Success Using Apps for Speech Homework

In part 7 of Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy, discover 6 simple techniques to incorporate into therapy to ensure adult clients can successfully use apps to practice their communication skills at home. #3 is hard to remember, but so worthwhile, and #6 is probably the most important.

By |June 17th, 2015|Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prepare Clients for Success Using Apps for Speech Homework
  • Speech Therapy at Home: 5 Ways to Use Apps

5 Ways to Use Speech Therapy Apps at Home

Apps are great tools for speech-language professionals, but they are also extraordinarily helpful for speech therapy clients to use at home. Read about 35+ apps that can be used to enhance communication and quality of life at home in 5 different ways for adults with acquired communication and swallowing impairments in Part 6 of our 7-part Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy series.

By |June 3rd, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Brain Injury, Cognition, Dysarthria, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Use Speech Therapy Apps at Home

5 Ways to Use Apps in Adult Speech Therapy Sessions

In Part 5 of Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy, we’re looking at how speech-language pathologists can use apps in sessions with adults. Learn 5 different ways apps can be used to enhance skilled therapy, and discover 35 great apps to get you started.

By |May 27th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Getting Started, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Use Apps in Adult Speech Therapy Sessions
  • A Day in the Life of a SLP

A Day in the Life of a Rehab SLP

Follow along with a speech-language pathologist as she goes through a typical day on the inpatient rehab unit, helping TBI and stroke survivors recover their speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing skills. Find out what SLPs do in this setting as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month.