Sanapsis is a rehabilitation software designed for the iPad. It's a tool for professional Speech and Language Pathologists who work with adults with acquired communications difficulties. Sanapsis provides therapy solutions for language skills in all language faculties, providing the therapist with examples and ideas how to proceed in the therapy process.
Sanapsis is available from the App Store. For easy access, follow this link.
Sanapsis is designed for use in therapy, in cooperation with the patient and the SLP in charge of the rehabilitation process. It is not to be used independantly. If you are not a professional, but seeking means of independent rehabilitation of language deficits, contact a licenced SLP and ask for advice.
Sanapsis has of six main gategories of exercises
In each of these categories there are various exercises/ideas to get you going with your patient. The exercises include top-quality material (photos, text) for use in therapy sessions - there is no more need for stacks of cards or making up material on the fly.
Most of the exercises come in several levels of difficulty. Difficulty can be changed within an exercise, allowing the same basic exercise to be used to target the needs of different patients.
Each exercise comes with instructions on how to use it and notes on what to observe during the task.
Sanapsis is designed and developed by Nana Lehtinen (an SLP) in collaboration with Marjaana Raukola-Lindblom (a specialist adult neurology SLP). Together they have 18 years of experience in working with people who have with acquired communication difficulties. Sanapsis is a product of close collegial collaboration in inpatient and outpatient treatment of those who have suffered from a stroke, TBI or other neurological conditions that affect language ability.
Disclaimer: Speech Clinic Ltd makes no guarantees as to the efficacy of its products. The software application is designed as a therapy tool for use by licenced speech-language pathologists in the context approriate therapy formulation.
As we all now, contact and interaction between individuals is the essence of a succesfull therapy processes. Sanapsis is designed to support and activate this interaction, thus promoting genuine communication.
This application transforms your iPad into a library of versatile therapy exercises and materials. Sanapsis will guide you through the ideas behind the exercises and give you ideas for how to continue with the patient. There is a wide selection of exercises and ideas to choose from and the exercises are available in various levels of difficulty.
Sanapsis can be used with patients, who have many types of issues, including aphasia due to stroke, TBI, Brain tumors, Alzheimer's and other dementias, and other neurological impairments.