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Integrating Apps into Aphasia Therapy

presented by Megan Sutton MS, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Megan Sutton receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

 Non-Financial:  Megan Sutton has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 87 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

Offering computer-assisted treatment to people with aphasia is part of best practice guidelines, but technology is changing so quickly, it can be nearly impossible for the busy clinician to keep up and know what to offer. This course will provide you with an overview of the benefits and risks of using mobile apps in aphasia therapy, along with specifics on some of the best options available today. Learn how to find, evaluate, and use apps in a way that supports your clinical practice as well as your clients' recovery.

Meet Your Instructor

Megan Sutton MS, CCC-SLP

Megan Sutton, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and the director and app designer for Tactus Therapy, a leading developer of apps for adult speech therapy. Megan earned a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University after studying linguistics at Rutgers. She has worked passionately with adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders…

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1. Technology and Aphasia

Why should we use technology in aphasia therapy? In this chapter, the student will learn how research evidence supports using computer-based therapy and best practices for when to use apps and when not to.

2. Finding and Evaluating Apps

In this chapter, the student will learn various ways to discover new apps and determine whether they are worth using in clinical practice.

3. Aphasia-Specific Apps

This chapter will explore descriptions and demonstrations of several apps developed with aphasia or speech therapy in mind.

4. Apps for Apraxia

This chapter will explore descriptions and demonstrations of several apps developed with apraxia of speech in mind.

5. Adapted Apps

Apps can be repurposed for aphasia therapy based on the needs and interests of the client. In this chapter, the student will see how a variety of apps can be used in creative and therapeutic ways.

6. Assigning Apps for Home Practice

If you want your clients to continue using apps at home, you need to make sure they have the proper training and instructions. In this chapter, the student will learn what he or she can do to set clients up for success using apps.

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