Mobile Health Around the Globe: Using iPad Touch Screens for Speech Rehab

July 1, 2013
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Tactus Therapy Solutions, based in Vancouver, Canada, brings the latest technology to speech rehabilitation.  “Tactus” means touch in Latin, and the touch screen is what makes Tactus Therapy Solutions so unique and easy to use.Image

Tactus Therapy Solutions, based in Vancouver, Canada, brings the latest technology to speech rehabilitation.  “Tactus” means touch in Latin, and the touch screen is what makes Tactus Therapy Solutions so unique and easy to use.Image

Tactus makes a line of apps for those affected by aphasia, apraxia and dysarthria.  This includes victims of cognitive-communication disorders, dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, brain injury or TBI, stroke, autism or ASD, Down syndrome, developmental delay or other special needs.

This line of apps features automated scoring, email reports, full-color photos, functional vocabulary, self-cueing and simple navigation, with lite versions available for nearly every app.

Conversation TherAppy, for instance is an app that is used to target speech, language or cognitive goal.  There is an info screen at the beginning that suggests ways to use each question on the app.  

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The app can be used to find words 

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to define words

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focus on feelings

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or identifying and solving problems

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