Apps

iscreen aphasia

iScreen Aphasia is a new tool to aid in the evaluation and treatment development process of patients with aphasia.

This screening tool will guide you through a complete expressive and receptive language screening process, assist you in diagnosing type of aphasia and provide percentages of accuracy for each area screened including the corresponding G code modifier.

Whether or not you have access to a standardized aphasia assessment, this app will allow you to screen each patient quickly and efficiently to guide your therapy plan of care and will give you a quick and easy reassessment tool to monitor progress and determine discharge criteria.

You will be able to enter patient information including information regarding the neurological event, site of lesion, prior level of function, etc. which will all be included on the final report.

This app contains 3 main domains of assessment: expressive and receptive language and oral motor tasks with multiple tasks assessed under each domain. Tasks assessed include:

Expressive:

• Automatic speech tasks
• Gestures
• Naming objects
• Phrase/sentence completion
• Repetition
• Reading
• Reading comprehension
• Oral spelling
• Written words

Receptive:

• Body Part Identification
• ID Objects (Simple)
• ID Objects (Complex)
• 1 Step Directions
• 2 Step Directions
• 3 Step Directions
• Story Comprehension (Listening to Story)
• Yes/No Questions

Oral Motor:
• Lingual
• Labial

Upon completion of each task you will be able to print or email a simple to read, comprehensive report of the screening results.

Find iScreen Aphasia on the App Store for your Apple device.

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Dysphagia2Go is an application developed by Speech-Language Pathologists John du Bois and Tiffani Wallace to help you document observations and data relevant to swallowing evaluations. Dysphagia2Go transfers the functions previously filled by paper, computers, and other devices to the more efficient interface of the iPad.

Dysphagia2Go combines philosophies and input from inpatient hospital, outpatient, and home care clinical perspectives to provide a thorough template for dysphagia evaluations. Dysphagia2Go allows you to input information from your chart review or patient interview including lab values, medications, respiratory status, meals, history of pneumonia, etc.

After you have completed the chart review, Dysphagia2Go allows you to use enter information regarding the patient’s oral mech exam with assessment of the lips, teeth, tongue, hyolaryngeal complex, velum, gag reflex and a quick cranial nerve assessment. Record your cervical auscultation results, assessment of vocal quality and speech intelligibility.

Next, the Bedside Swallow Trials section prompts you to look at the patient’s positioning, any at-risk behaviors and then to assess each swallow from dry swallows to regular consisteny foods, assessing anterior maintenance, swallow delay, laryngeal elevation and coughing,

Finally, list your recommendations for food and liquid consistency, exercises per deficit , maintenance techniques including chin tuck, alternations, food/liquid placement. Also include follow-up recommendations such as instrumental examinations, in-service, treatment frequency and re-assessment.

Dysphagia2Go constructs a cumulative, editable report which can be exported, e-mailed, or printed. Saving data within the app allows the user to manage, maintain, and draw upon past reports as necessary.

Dysphagia2Go can be used to:
-Enter chart review, observation, and evaluation text data .
-Maintain caseload information and previous evaluation data for future evaluations.
-Print or share complete reports via e-mail in several formats for continued editing.
-Save reports in exportable PDF format for viewing in PDF-compatible apps.

* Dysphagia2Go relies on security measures that are built-in on the iPad.
** The app can only comply with HIPAA standards if user is protecting iPad data using iPad’s password protection.
*** Smarty Ears, LLC is not responsible for maintaining the confidential information that users have entered in to, or sent from the Dysphagia2Go app.
**** Smarty Ears, LLC does not recommend that the information entered in the application be e-mailed over a non-secure connection.

Find Dysphagia2Go on the App Store for your iPad

 

dysphagia therapy

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!

Key Features:

** 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.

Find Dysphagia Therapy on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon AppStore