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Speaking of Apps

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...
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...
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...
Customized Comprehension & Learning in Visual Scenes
September 3, 2012 9:00 AM by Megan Sutton
TinyTap is an unlikely candidate for my blog, falling short on two criteria I look for in good adult therapy apps - it requires customization before it will work (a no-no for busy clinicians with caseload pressures), and it is designed for preschool kids Read More...
Therapy Toolbox App-ternatives: Part 2
August 27, 2012 3:19 PM by Megan Sutton
Last week I told you about free app-ternatives to replace recorders, metronomes, dice, camcorders, and magnifying glasses. Here are five more free tools for your Smartphone or tablet to replace everyday speech therapy equipment. Instead of: Clicker/Counter Read More...
Enter the Matrix
July 17, 2012 1:26 PM by Megan Sutton
It can often be a struggle to assess and treat the cognition of a client with severe aphasia or other communication impairment. An app I have found especially useful in this area is called MatrixMatch 2. It used to be called Matrix Game, but a recent Read More...
APPdaptation: Photo Dice
June 27, 2012 3:01 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
I often like to think outside of the box and look at apps that aren't specifically designed for speech therapy. Photo Dice is one of these apps. This app is fairly simply. You are given a die with a blank slate in which are you able to put picture of Read More...


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