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Meaningful Gifts for SLPs Made Simple

Looking for a way to thank therapists and medical staff for their help with stroke rehabilitation? Here’s a suggestion that’s more meaningful than coffee gift cards, fruit baskets, and chocolates since it keeps helping others after you've moved on.

By |December 10th, 2014|Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Tech Help|Comments Off on Meaningful Gifts for SLPs Made Simple
  • Use built-in features to improve communication

iDevices Help People with Speech-Language Disorders to Communicate Better

iPads and iPhones are loaded with built-in apps and accessibility features that make them ideal devices to help people with aphasia. Apple’s latest operating system, iOS8 continues the company’s mission of empowering everyone, including users with disabilities. Here is a detailed look at six accessibility features and apps that can help adults with speech and language disorders communicate better.

By |December 3rd, 2014|Home User Learning Hub, Tech Help|1 Comment
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Talk the Talk: 5 Things You Need to Know when Speaking with a Person with Aphasia

Imagine that you can construct fluent sentences in your mind, but only utter “Not good” when asked a question. Or you remember every moment of your wedding day 48 years ago, but when asked the date, you have to write the numbers 2 and 7, point to them, and say, “This one . . . [...]

  • Meet a Caregiver Who Uses Conversation to Help a Stroke Survivor Overcome Aphasia

Get Talking: Using Conversation to Help a Stroke Survivor Overcome Aphasia

Barbara, a former teacher, uses Conversation TherAppy to help her husband recover his speech Three months shy of her planned retirement, Barbara’s life took a detour. Days that she once imagined would be filled with visiting her children in other states and pursuing her art and music interests were now entrenched with hospital [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Case Studies, Home User Learning Hub, Stroke, Tactus App Resources|Comments Off on Get Talking: Using Conversation to Help a Stroke Survivor Overcome Aphasia
  • Tips for speech therapy homework success

9 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Homework Work for You

There are many benefits of doing speech therapy exercises at home. More practice usually means faster improvement, and therapy with software at home or with a volunteer has been shown to be effective. But do you or a loved one find yourself going home from the speech therapist’s office with the best of intentions only to lose enthusiasm after a day or two? Don’t get discouraged! Here are 9 ways to make homework work for you!

By |September 24th, 2014|Aphasia and Apraxia, Downloads, Getting Started, Home User Learning Hub, Speech-Language Professional Resource Center|Comments Off on 9 Ways to Make Speech Therapy Homework Work for You

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 [...]