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October 2012 - Posts

Speaking of Apps

Take a Cue from Qcard: Review & Giveaway
October 31, 2012 4:28 PM by Megan Sutton
While most apps on this blog are for use in therapy, this week I'd like to discuss an app that may benefit clients living with brain injury, dementia, or other memory impairments in their lives outside the therapy room. Qcard is a new life management Read More...
Socially Speaking™ App
October 26, 2012 8:03 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
Socially Speaking TM App was designed by Penina Pearl Rybak, MA, CCC-SLP. She designed it as an assessment protocol for social skills. The protocol includes a Social Skills Checklist, Early Intervention-Readiness Indicators Checklist, and Social Skills Read More...
Handwriting Goes Hi-Tech
October 22, 2012 10:52 AM by Megan Sutton
We've seen apps that turn your voice to text, but for many stroke survivors, their voices don't work well enough for these applications. For those who can write but are intimidated by the keyboard, an app that turns handwriting to text can be very useful. Read More...
Question Sleuth
October 17, 2012 10:45 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Question Sleuth ($1.99), by Zorten Software, LLC, is a fun new app that will help you work on asking/answering questions, describing, categorization, and even articulation. The app is pretty similar to a favorite game of mine called Secret Square and Read More...
Introducing Memory Strategies
October 15, 2012 1:48 PM by Megan Sutton
The literature on the effectiveness of memory training in acquired brain injury is mixed, but there is some evidence that training memory strategies in people with mild impairments can improve functional outcomes. Search the App Store for "memory" and Read More...
Halloween App: Treat Street HiDef
October 10, 2012 9:56 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
I have been using Treat Street ($1.99) in my sessions for the last two weeks and my clients just love it! This is a fabulous app if you want to work on role-playing skills or just practice saying "trick or treat" for Halloween. To play, you dress your Read More...
Virtual FEES Training
October 9, 2012 2:45 PM by Megan Sutton
Georgia Health Sciences University has created a wonderful free app for iPad called Upper Respiratory Virutal Lab (URVL). For medical SLPs and students, it is a very useful tool for those learning the anatomy involved in a FEES exam (flexible endoscopic Read More...
Apps for Visual Support
October 3, 2012 1:01 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
Custom Boards by Smarty Ears Apps and Visual Creator by Silver Lining Multimedia are both similar apps that give you a "Board Maker"-like experience on your iPad. As you can see by the comparison chart below, both of these apps have very similar features. Read More...
Speech Training Apps: A Head-to-Head Comparison & Giveaway
October 1, 2012 3:58 PM by Megan Sutton
Speech Trainer 3D by Smarty Ears and Speech Tutor by Pocket SLP both model articulation of English sounds as a tool for speech pathology. At first glance, they are nearly indistinguishable: both cost under $10, feature an animated head in profile and Read More...


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