The Aphasia Software Finder
The Aphasia Software Finder is a free website that enables people with aphasia, their friends and families, as well as speech and language professionals, find appropriate aphasia therapy software apps and programs in the English language. The website also includes links to other useful apps, software and websites that can help with daily life and with computers.
Re-launched in June 2016, the website is now more powerful and easier to use. The search process has been streamlined, enabling users to search for apps and software at the same time. It is now also designed to be much more responsive and user friendly on all platforms, including tablets and smart phones.
How the website works:
There are 3 different ways the user can search for aphasia apps and software on this website.
There are two ‘layers’ of information for each piece of aphasia software. One page which we There are 2 pages of information for each aphasia therapy app and software:
What else is on the website:
The Aphasia Software Finder website is independent, objective, providing detailed summaries of the programs. It does not offer advice but we strongly recommend that people consult with a Speech and Language professional before deciding which app or software to buy.
Our hope is that this information will enable people to pinpoint programs that could be of benefit to them, reducing the risk of inappropriate purchases. We hope, also, that it will save SLT professionals time and effort, as they should be able to find, on one website, up to date information about aphasia software and apps in the English language.
The Aphasia Software Finder team:
The original idea came from Nicole Campbell, a Trustee of The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, and a key member of the team since the website’s inception. Dr Brian Petheram, IT and aphasia specialist, from the Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit in Bristol was crucial to the original design of the website, as well as its continuing development. Sarah Woodward (independent speech and language therapist who specialises in aphasia and computer therapy] analyses all the software and has been involved with the development of the website from the beginning. Her wide experience is invaluable.
Circle Interactive helped develop the current website, which they host and maintain.
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia and the ASF team would like to thank The Eranda Rothschild Foundation for their generous support for this project.
The team would also like to thank the people with aphasia and to other researchers who gave us feedback and advice during the development of this resource, including Linda Worrall, Speakeasy, Dyscover, Tanya Rose, Rebecca Palmer and Bristol Area Stroke Foundation.
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia would like to thank Benjamin Shine for kindly designing and donating the logo for The Aphasia Software Finder.
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