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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.

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.

Conversation Starters: 5 Easy Ways to Get People Talking

A conversation can be one of the most enjoyable ways to work on a variety of speech-language therapy goals. Sometimes just starting the conversation, however, can be among the most challenging parts of therapy. For the introverted clinician, or anyone else who needs help getting started, here are five easy ways to get people talking. Number three is a great way to gain some valuable insight along the way.

By |January 21st, 2015|Aphasia and Apraxia, Brain Injury, Dysarthria, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Conversation Starters: 5 Easy Ways to Get People Talking

Stroke Awareness Blunders

Two recent events are drawing considerable attention to communication disorders. While the awareness is greatly needed, the approaches are less than ideal. In both cases, we learn that alcohol and strokes don’t mix.Learn from the mistakes of others to see why awareness of stroke-related communication impairments is necessary and weigh in with your opinions on these current events.

By |December 23rd, 2014|News & Reviews, Stroke|Comments Off on Stroke Awareness Blunders

What is Left Neglect?

Left neglect is a neurological disorder common after a right-sided stroke. Learn the terminology associated with hemispatial neglect, then read about the best practices and latest evidence for assessment and treatment of this disorder in this post. You'll see how a person with left neglect might see the the world and perform on common assessment tasks.

By |December 17th, 2014|Brain Injury, Cognition, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on What is Left Neglect?

Is this App Evidence-Based?

A speech-language pathologist’s job is to provide clients with therapy that’s based on evidence. There’s good reason to believe a therapy will work if it’s been developed and tested through well-designed studies. A speech-language pathologist has an ethical obligation to provide therapy that has a reasonable chance of achieving the desired outcome. Third-party funders often [...]

By |October 29th, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Is this App Evidence-Based?

The Importance of Categories

Categorization is the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood. Categorization implies that objects are grouped into categories, usually for some specific purpose. Ideally, a category illuminates a relationship between objects. Categorization is fundamental in language, prediction, inference, decision-making and in all kinds of environmental interaction. - Wikipedia We use categories [...]