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  • An App for Brain Injury/Stroke

    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 used in testing conditions by neuropsychologists. Participants can monitor progress over ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on July 28, 2014
  • Dysphagia Education

    Northern Speech Services' Dysphagia is an essential app for every SLP working with adults with swallowing dysfunction. It provides images of the anatomy seen in a video fluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS or MBS), with videos of a normal swallow in two views and several types of impairments in an adult. The images are the ones used in the MBSImPTM ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on March 18, 2013
  • Therapy Toolbox App-ternatives: Part 1

    The cabinet in the speech office is filled with gadgets and gizmos for every purpose, now growing dusty as clinicians elect to sign out an iPad instead. Most of this equipment is now available in app versions, reducing the need for single-purpose devices and making the therapist's toolbox much lighter to carry. Over the next few weeks, I'll offer ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on August 20, 2012
  • Dr. Seuss Never Gets Old

    There are iBooks and Audiobooks for adults, but sometimes therapy calls for text and audio paired together to target both speech and language goals. The App Store is bursting with read-along book apps for children. One of these titles that works well for adult speech therapy clients is ''You're Only Old Once'' by Dr. Seuss, developed by ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on August 6, 2012
  • Enter the Matrix

    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 update changed the name in addition to adding three new levels. Similar to the ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on July 17, 2012
  • Drooling Over an App

    Sometimes there's a beautifully simple and inexpensive solution to a troublesome problem. The problem is drooling, and the solution has been installed on my iPad for months, but I've only recently come to appreciate the power of a little app called Swallow Now. Every time you hear the click, you swallow - so simple, yet so ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on July 9, 2012
  • App Review: Lingraphica

    Before June ends, I'd like to highlight a series of apps specifically for aphasia as part of Aphasia Awareness Month. Lingraphica has been making speech-generating devices specifically for aphasia since 1990, and in 2009 they released a series of 13 free apps called ''SmallTalk''. The Lingraphica website does a nice job of detailing what's in each ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on June 25, 2012