5 Communication Apps to Consider for People with Aphasia
It’s hard for most of us to imagine the experience of having had language all your life and suddenly losing it. Here are some ideas for apps that may be useful in your therapy with people with aphasia.
- Scene and Heard from tBox Apps and Scene Speak from Good Karma Apps: We’d love to see more people with significant language deficits use visual scene displays to communicate.
- Lingraphica’s Small Talk Series and their TalkPath apps: Worth exploring these apps as they were designed expressly for this clinical population.
- Tactus Language TherAPPy apps: Looking for apps that will help your patient develop and practice language and writing skills? Tactus has several to explore.
- Pictello from AssistiveWare: There is great power in storytelling and one of the things missed most by people with acquired communication disorders is their ability to connect with friends and family. This app has great potential for sharing personal narratives and reminiscing using photos from the iPad’s camera or the web. The stories can be saved to a PDF, printed, and emailed.
- Medlert 911: This free app can be set up in advance to contact first responders and notify families when the aphasic patient has an emergency.
There are also many free and lite versions of AAC apps, such as Alexicomm, that can be customized for people with aphasia. You can check out our September 2012 list to explore some of those for Apple and Android platforms.
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This post was written by Carole Zangari