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An App for Brain Injury/Stroke
July 28, 2014 8:00 AM by Ashley Brannon
BrainBaseline HD is a free app for iPad that is appropriate for adults working to improve cognitive abilities in the following areas: attention, executive function, speed of processing, and memory. The activities in each category set are similar to those 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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Easy as ONE-TWO-THREE
January 21, 2013 9:26 AM by Megan Sutton
This week I want to share with you two little free apps that might help people with aphasia or developmental disabilities to say, use, and write numbers. Numwords is a free app for iPhone. You type in the digits to the top bar and the spelling of the Read More...
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Cursive Writing HD
January 14, 2013 8:49 AM by Megan Sutton
Cursive Writing HD is an inexpensive and simple app that can be used to practice handwriting. Many older clients prefer to write using script letters, and schools are slowly abandoning cursive in the curriculum, so this app can be used as intended to 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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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Start the Conversation
August 13, 2012 9:20 AM by Megan Sutton
One might think that Speech-Language Pathologists are natural conversationalists, but that's not always so. We listen, explain, analyze, ask, and write (oh, do we ever write!), but when we need to get people talking, it helps to have some conversation Read More...
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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...
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APPdaptation: Found It!
July 12, 2012 11:24 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Found It! is a scavenger hunt app where you have to find the item described before time runs out. I came across this app while trying to find something my clients would enjoy interacting with while also focusing on their language processing skills. I Read More...
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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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Visual Feedback for Volume
June 18, 2012 9:16 AM by Megan Sutton
"Do you remember what we did yesterday?" I asked the soft-spoken elderly woman as she entered the speech treatment room. "We scared the cat." Oh right! I was thinking of the sequencing activities, elaborating on descriptions of common tasks, that I had Read More...
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