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Top Speech Therapy App for Stroke Survivors Comes to Android
Patients and therapists can now more easily access one of the best apps to help with stroke rehabilitation and special needs education as Tactus Therapy Solutions makes their best-selling app available for Android users.
Naming TherAppy features over 700 photographs of everyday nouns, verbs, and adjectives in four unique activities. It is most often used by people with aphasia, the loss of language after a stroke. The app allows these users to practice speaking again, using a graduated support structure to help them recall the names of pictured items. The results of each practice session are detailed in an automated email report to easily track progress. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) can customize the app for each client’s unique needs, adding personalized photos and adjusting the difficulty. Once the patient has used the app successfully in therapy, they can continue to use it to practice at home for faster progress.
Unfortunately, many people with disabilities rely on fixed or low incomes and cannot afford the same technology used in top hospitals and clinics. SLPs also commonly struggle to provide the latest therapy tools when treatment facilities do not provide a budget for supplies. Now that Tactus Therapy Solutions is bringing apps to Google Play and Amazon Kindle, patients and therapists alike can get the apps they need on tablets they can afford.
“We want the same high-quality therapy materials to be available for the clinician and the client, both in terms of affordability and accessibility. Bringing Naming TherAppy to the Android platform will give so many more people the chance to benefit from the app,” said Megan Sutton, a Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of Tactus Therapy Solutions. “It has been amazing to see people with aphasia take control of their rehab with this app, learning strategies to help themselves speak more easily and communicate more effectively. It’s really exciting to help make sure these gains aren’t limited to people using Apple devices.”
Apps have quickly become the must-have tool for speech-language therapy, providing the repetitive practice clients need to change the way their brains process and produce language. For patients with aphasia, therapy apps offer hope of further improvement once medical insurance stops paying for SLP services. Until now, searches for quality adult speech therapy apps for Android devices have been fruitless. Ms. Sutton explains, “We have received so many heartfelt requests over the past few years from SLPs and families alike to make our apps more widely available. With families so desperate for tools to use at home, it became impossible to ignore this growing need. We are proud to offer Naming TherAppy to Android users and hope to bring more of our apps to Google Play and Amazon stores in the future.”
Speech-Language Pathologists around the world rely on Tactus Therapy Solutions’ apps for treating patients with neurological conditions. These quality apps are also used in schools to help children with autism and other special needs to practice basic language concepts. Over the past three years, Tactus Therapy Solutions has risen to the top of the iPad charts with apps combining realistic photos and natural voice with evidence-based therapy techniques. These apps stand out for their intuitive interface, free of childish features that might demean older students and adults who need to practice elementary skills.
Naming TherAppy on Android is being offered at a special introductory price through May on Google Play and the Amazon Kindle store.
Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd is a Vancouver-based software development company with a growing catalogue of 20 speech therapy apps for all ages designed for rehabilitation and education. Free resources, app information, and support can be found at tactustherapy.com, or connect with Tactus Therapy on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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