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Constant Therapy App Overview
April 28, 2015 4:27 PM by the Bloggers
By Jordyn Sims, MS, CCC-SLP With the emergence of technology in speech-language-pathology there have been many benefits to clinicians' productivity and access to therapy materials, particularly in the world of apps. Constant Therapy is one of those apps, Read More...
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Fun with Phonetics
May 7, 2013 5:05 PM by Megan Sutton
Every student of communication disorders learns the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) at some point in her education. I recently found two outstanding free apps that are unique amongst IPA apps for using North American English and games to encourage Read More...
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Using Screenshots in Therapy
April 30, 2013 11:15 AM by Megan Sutton
Taking a screenshot is easy using an iPad or iPhone - just press the home button and the power button at the same time. You'll hear a camera shutter sound and see a white flash, and the image on the screen will appear as a picture in your Photos app. Read More...
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A Real Page-Turner
April 22, 2013 10:23 AM by Megan Sutton
Spinal cord injury, stroke, and hundreds of congenital and acquired disorders impair the use of hands--an essential body part for using touch-screen technology. A handful of apps are switch-accessible, but these consist mainly of AAC apps and some early Read More...
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New Dysphagia Apps
April 15, 2013 9:04 AM by Megan Sutton
Since last month when I reviewed the app Dysphagia , a new series of dysphagia education apps has been released by Blue Tree Publishing. There are four apps in the series, priced at $4.99 each for iPad only, to cover normal swallowing, oral disorders, Read More...
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Slow Down for Conversation Paceboard
April 8, 2013 10:31 AM by Megan Sutton
Hot on the heels of Speech Pacesetter, Aptus Speech & Language Therapy has released another great app to help people slow their rate of speech. This app takes the traditional pacing board and modernizes it, adding helpful visuals, settings, and topics Read More...
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What Device Should I Buy?
March 25, 2013 1:35 PM by Megan Sutton
Which device should I buy?" is a frequent question I'm asked by SLPs, clients, and facilities looking to invest in mobile touch-screen technology. I'll take you through the options for platform, model, version, storage, connectivity, and price to help Read More...
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iWordQ
March 4, 2013 4:37 PM by Megan Sutton
There's an app I've been recommending to just about everyone recently: iWordQ by Quillsoft. This is an iPad version of the powerful wordQ word processing software, combining word predication with the built-in voice-to-text capability of iPad 3, 4, and Read More...
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Virtual Cooking
February 18, 2013 9:11 AM by Megan Sutton
Within the therapy room, it can be a challenge to engage in functional activities. Most clients engage in some sort of cooking, whether the weekend BBQ or daily baking, and nearly everybody likes talking about food. Two apps that bring the kitchen into Read More...
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Slow Down for Speech Pacesetter
January 28, 2013 11:45 AM by Megan Sutton
Speech Pacesetter is a new release on the App Store designed specifically for adult-based SLPs to helps clients pace their rate of reading with a syllable- or word-based timing strategy. People with Parkinson's Disease, dysfluency, acquired brain injury, Read More...
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Apps for Executive Functioning
November 27, 2012 2:17 PM by Megan Sutton
Executive functioning goals can be addressed using mainstream apps when a skilled therapist adds coaching and cueing. Executive functioning is the highest level of cognitive function - encompassing the ability to set goals, plan, initiate, and self-monitor Read More...
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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...
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iOS 6: Have You Turned on Guided Access Yet?
September 26, 2012 8:31 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Hopefully by now you have downloaded iOS 6 but have you turned on Guided Access on your iPad yet? Keep in mind that Guided Access is for 2 nd generation iPads and up, so sorry all you iPad 1 owners To turn on Guided Access is pretty simple and straight Read More...
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Apps at Aphasia Camp
September 24, 2012 9:01 AM by Megan Sutton
I just got back from an amazing weekend at the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp! The camp consisted of over 30 people with aphasia (ages 26-86) along with family, staff, and volunteers lodging amongst the mountains of beautiful Squamish, British Columbia. The Read More...
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Breathe2Relax
September 18, 2012 11:18 AM by Megan Sutton
Breathing is essential for life, powers vocal communication, and connects mind and body. As Speech-Language Pathologists, we frequently train our clients in diaphragmatic breathing to improve voice, volume, and speech. We can also use breath control to Read More...
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