An essential tool to help clinicians and students navigate their options to manage and rehabilitate swallowing disorders. See for yourself why SLPs around the world are raving about Dysphagia Therapy!
This handy pocket reference will help you select the right treatments to address the impairments you’ve diagnosed in your dysphagia patients. You’ll have easy access to information about anatomy, cranial nerves, treatment procedures, and patient handouts, making it easier to know what you’re treating and how.
Novice and experienced clinicians alike will benefit from knowing they’ve thought of all the options. You’ll love having all this information at your fingertips!
** Personalized options for therapy based on assessment results
** Customized home programs for patients
** Clinician & patient education tools built-in for quick reference
Three top dysphagia clinicians have teamed up with Tactus Therapy, the leader in adult rehab apps, to bring you up-to-date information to help simplify your life and get your patients participating in an active swallowing rehab program.
The app has 4 parts:
** Therapy Finder: input the impairments identified in your patients to see the therapy options that match best
** Assessment: learn about 9 components of the swallow with helpful information on anatomy, how to assess, and the clinical relevance
** Treatment: get the details on 45 different swallowing management techniques including exercises, sensory treatments, compensatory strategies, and therapy protocols
** Resources: information on cranial nerves, patient handouts, and anatomical drawings for education
“This app is so useful for the SLP in any setting who works with dysphagia patients. It is well-organized and easy to find what you are after. I appreciate the cranial nerve section and have used it in acute care to confirm my assessment and make sure I was not missing something. In the "Therapy Finder" the exercises, compensatory strategies, and maneuvers are all research-based and include clear instructions for both the SLP and the patient.”
- Brenda M. Arend, MA, CCC-SLP
App Authors: Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Tiffani Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Rinki Varindani Desai, MS, CCC-SLP
NOTE: This app is intended for use by trained dysphagia clinicians and students only. It is NOT a tool for people with swallowing disorders to self-diagnose or set their own therapy program. Please ensure you are a healthcare professional (speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, dietician, etc.) licensed to provide dysphagia assessment and treatment before downloading or using this app.
*Minor tweak to iPad landscape layout to emphasize the Therapy Finder
*Changed wording on BOT exercise to clarify it applies to the base of the tongue
Ratings and Reviews
This is the best app for dysphagia...super easy to use. Love the option to print instructions for patients.
I love this app! It is well organized and relevant !
I expected this app to have useful interactive therapy exercises or at least step by step pictures. The therapy exercises and "patient handouts" are just short text descriptions. Not very useful and not worth the purchase price.
Developer Response ,
We're very sorry you're disappointed. The app is meant more for the clinician to find the appropriate treatments and conduct a well-informed assessment than as a patient education tool - although we have included some useful diagrams and the ability to export a text-based customizable home program. Given that this tool should only be used by clinicians when determining a treatment plan, we hope that the clinician can demonstrate the appropriate exercises found in the app and monitor that they are being done correctly - something an app can never do.
- Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
- 7.7 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2015-2018 Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.