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What's New: Research-Based Tasks to Help People with Learning Disorders, Aphasia, TBI, Dementia & Parkinson’s

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We at Constant Therapy NEVER want you to get bored with your therapy or feel you’ve reached a plateau. So we’re always excited to provide you with more tasks. As always, our tasks are grounded in research. You’ll also see some new functions within the app to make your day to day therapy (whether you’re giving or receiving.) more efficient and effective. Read on to find out what our awesome developers have cooked up for us this update. 

We always want to help keep you busy and productive, whether you’re a therapist using Constant Therapy with your patients, or a patient using Constant Therapy. We’ve added several awesome new components to our app that we think you’ll love.

Stroke Treatment and Brain Injury Rehab's latest tasks in Constant Therapy

[If you are a current customer, to start using the new functionality, all you have to do is "UPDATE" when prompted on your iPad, and CT does the rest for you. If you are not a customer yet, start a 15-day FREE trial today.]

  1. Voice Meter – not only have we upped the ante and improved our voice recognition (I tried to trick it and couldn’t!), but we’ve also added a sound meter to all of our naming tasks. Parkinson’s and Voice patients, this is for YOU! Now you can check to make sure you’re loud enough for people to hear you. By getting better at sensing your volume, you’ll find that you’ll get better at modulating your own volume AND that your conversation partners are better able to understand you!
  2. Search Function – you can now search for tasks based on your disorder! Our therapists have created a master list of disorders, diseases, and skills, and have provided suggested tasks that might be beneficial.

  3. FIVE new tasks! There are so many great tasks out there (and more in development everyday!) that can assist in neurorehabilitation for communication disorders. We’ve added 5 new ones:Functional Math
    • Who: Anyone ready to take on some higher-level, functional math skills (could be TBI, aphasia, learning disability, or anyone with cognitive difficulties). I might use this one for myself, honestly.
    • What: In this task, you solve functional math problems that you might encounter on a daily basis. This ranges from how much to tip, to calculating how much items will cost on sale, to balancing a checkbook, to calculating change due, to totaling up a bill, to filling out a W-2. Great for becoming more independent in your own personal finances! There are 3 different levels, too!
    • Where: Find this task under “Problem Solving” --> “Quantitative Reasoning”

Minimal Pairs: Same or Different

  • Who: Anyone working on improving their auditory comprehension (aphasia, TBI, learning disability, articulation)
  • What: You listen to two words and decide whether they’re the same or not – here’s the kicker they only differ by ONE sound. This is great practice for someone working on understanding words that might sound close, or for someone who might be working on hearing the difference between sounds in order to improve their OWN articulation (if you can hear it, you’ve got a better shot at fixing it!). Progress through 3 different levels!
  • Where: Look for this one under “Language” --> “Auditory"

Minimal Pairs with Spoken Cue

  • Who: Anyone working on auditory comprehension (TBI, aphasia, learning disability)
  • What: Here, we’ve upped the challenge a little bit. In this task you still two words that only differ by one sound, but now you’ve got to figure out which word matches the definition spoken to you. Tricky! Now you’ve got to combine comprehension AND listening to tiny differences in sounds! Work through all 3 difficulty levels!
  • Where: This is under “Language” --> “Auditory"

Minimal Pairs with Written Cue

  • Who: Anyone working on auditory comprehension and/or reading (TBI, aphasia, learning disability, dyslexia)
  • What: Another layer of challenge for you! In this task, you need to read the written hint and then listen to the two words (again only differing by one sound) and match the correct meaning and sound! Tricky, tricky! 3 difficulty levels again!
  • Where: This one is also under “Language” --> “Auditory"

Odd One Out

  • Who: Anyone working on reading comprehension and/or better instilling the meaning (semantics) of words (TBI, aphasia, learning disability, dyslexia, any cognitive/reasoning difficulties)
  • What: In this task you read 3-5 words and figure out which one does NOT belong to the group. The harder levels (up to level 3) have fewer words, because it’s harder to figure out what category you’re trying to exclude something from the fewer category members you have!
  • Where: Check under “Language” => “Reading”
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Ready to start using Constant Therapy as a clinician or as a patient? Excited to try out the new tasks? Constant Therapy has a treasure trove of tasks that can improve communication skills. Get started on your, your loved one's, or your patient’s stroke therapy or brain injury rehab today by downloading Constant Therapy! We provide a quick pre-test to determine which tasks would most help you to improve your cognitive and language functions, and a variety of tasks to assist in your recovery. Download Constant Therapy for FREE from the App Store and try it out today!

Topics: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Dementia, Learning Disorders, Stroke, Aphasia, Featured Tasks, Parkinson's

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