Appy New Year from Speechie Apps: My Top 10 Apps of 2014

10537900_10101501552134624_704772621593102184_oAppy almost new year from Speechie Apps! We’re getting ready to kick off 2015, but it would be a shame to ignore all the great apps we SLPs used in 2014. To celebrate, YappGuru.com is hosting an “Expert Linky Party” (click to see details) with a great group of app review bloggers from around the world. We’re all sharing our top 10 apps we’ve used and recommended in 2014. This is a brief compilation of the ones I personally have been using and showing the most at work and in presentations over the past year, in no particular order…

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STAC

Oh hey – I’m back! I have been meaning to review this app for months. I’m *finally* getting around to it and quite excited to share. After all, it’s a pretty rare tool – not only is it an assessment app, but it’s for adults AND it’s fully standardized. As far as I’m aware, it’s the only one of it’s kind.

App: Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition (STAC)

What It Is: An app for standardized assessment of cognitive/linguistic function in adults. By Cognitive Innovations.

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Popplet

Unlike most of my posts, which are inspired by my experiences in therapy, this app review was inspired by a recent graduate aphasia class where each student discussed a different type of treatment. One of my classmates presented Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA), which involves cueing a client with word-finding difficulties to produce words that are semantically related to the target word. (E.g. if the target word is dog, the client would be prompted to produce what category it is in, what it looks like, what it reminds them of, etc.) So, here’s my thoughts on how the iPad could be incorporated into therapy using this technique.

What It Is: A way to make individualized mind maps by Notion, Inc.

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