­
  • A-FROM

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.

  • Scenariaid - adult speech therapy materials

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.

Surprising New Findings about Speech Therapy Software

A new survey of speech therapy patients shows a surprising difference between therapists and clients in the adoption of apps. Find out how clients are finding apps, how they're using them, and the progress they're seeing - with and without their therapists' support.

By |January 28th, 2015|Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, News & Reviews, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Tech Help|Comments Off on Surprising New Findings about Speech Therapy Software

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

Speech Therapy: What to Expect and How to Ask for What You Want

Finding yourself or a loved one suddenly enrolled in speech therapy following a stroke or brain injury can add further stress to an overwhelming time. While it may start out as an experience you’d rather not have, soon you may find its something you can’t get enough of. Here are some tips for making the most of the time you have in speech therapy.

  • woman-applying-lipstick-stroke

Understanding the Communication Challenges Facing Stroke Survivors

There are millions of stroke survivors around the world, but you may not realize you're talking with one right away. Learn what a stroke really is, then read about the 4 types of acquired communication disorders that may affect the way a stroke survivor speaks. Find out what you can do to make conversation easier once you understand why the person speaks the way they do.

By |December 22nd, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Cognition, Dysarthria, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center, Stroke|Comments Off on Understanding the Communication Challenges Facing Stroke Survivors