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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.

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!

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5 Reasons to Use Apps for Speech Therapy at Home

Part 2 of our 7-part “Getting Started” series focuses on 5 reasons why it makes sense for stroke survivors and their families to use iPad apps to augment their speech therapy at home. Learn why more therapy is better. Read how using apps can empower stroke survivors to take control of their rehabilitation. See why worksheets just don't cut it for home programs anymore.

By |April 15th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Brain Injury, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Stroke|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Use Apps for Speech Therapy at Home

Top 10 Reasons for SLPs to Use Apps in Speech Therapy

In Part 1 of our 7-part series entitled “Getting Started with Apps in Speech Therapy,” we bring you information on why speech-language professionals should be interested in learning more about using apps or tablets in speech therapy. If you’re feeling under-resourced, over-worked, or disinterested, please join us as we try to answer the question ‘why bother?’ when it comes to adding technology to your practice.

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5 Things I Didn’t Understand about the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA)

As an inpatient speech-language pathologist working in rehab, I didn’t think the life participation to aphasia approach (LPAA) was for me. I couldn't have been more wrong. Learn 5 lessons about LPAA that might change the way you approach speech therapy to make your clients' lives better. The best part is, you and your clients can still make progress and stay in therapy when impairment-based methods aren't working as quickly as you'd like.

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6 Amazing Sites for Free Speech Therapy Materials for Adults with Aphasia

Discover 5 amazing websites you probably didn't know existed that offer free speech therapy materials for adults. Simplified reading passages can get stroke survivors re-engaged with the printed word, while videos bring language to life for people with aphasia. #2 is really useful since it has a built-in hierarchy, while #4 is simply incredible.

By |March 11th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke|Comments Off on 6 Amazing Sites for Free Speech Therapy Materials for Adults with Aphasia

The Under-Recognized Connection between Aphasia and Depression

Depression and anxiety frequently follow a stroke, but for those stroke survivors with aphasia, discussing feelings and getting help is even more difficult. Here, a SLP and counselor discusses the importance of getting psychological help for people with medical conditions and offers advice for SLPs and mental health counselors, along with resources for recognizing and treating depression in people with aphasia.

By |March 4th, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke|Comments Off on The Under-Recognized Connection between Aphasia and Depression

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

10 Ways AAC Can Help Improve Slurred Speech in Dysarthria

People with dysarthria, or slurred speech, can enhance their natural speech using a simple and evidence-based speech supplementation strategy. Pointing to the first letter of each word and establishing the topic can improve speech in 10 different ways. Find out what they are, then download a FREE set of boards from the AlphaTopics - AAC app to get started!

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.