By Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
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A new and essential tool to help clinicians navigate their options to manage and rehabilitate swallowing disorders.
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 going to be so useful for the SLP in any setting who works with dysphagic 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.
Convenient for planning and including references
This app is great for helping determine appropriate Dysphagia interventions for both the newbie and advanced SLP... the best feature is it's inclusion of references/citations for the exercises or strategies presented. I'm personally using it to help complete FEES assessments and pop in references as needed.
A must-have for clinicians treating dysphagia
User-friendly and evidence-based! A great guide for ensuring thorough assessment of swallowing function, with features such as cranial nerve information and how to assess for each component of the swallow. Able to search for possible treatment approaches by impairments. Research evidence cited for techniques for easy inclusion in reports. Exportable patient handouts Wish I'd had this years ago!
Well thought out!
Finally, a dysphagia app that is not only well thought out, organized, and actually useful, but the BEST feature, IMO, is that is has legitimate references to journal articles. I cannot tell you how happy I was to see that DPNS had NO references! I worked at a hospital where I had to be checked off on a competency for this, despite my protestations that there is no EBR! Huzzah, I felt vindicated! ;)
This is a must-have for new clinicians, clinicians that aren't comfortable with dysphagia and neuroanatomy, or even those of us that have been practicing awhile who want an easy and concise way to select targeted treatments and create a home exercise program for our clients.
If you're debating spending the money on this app, do it, you won't regret your purchase. Bravo to the SLPs who created this and to Tactus who, once again, put out another excellent app for our speechie arsenal.
- Category: Medical
- Released: Oct 26, 2015
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 6.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
- © 2015 Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.