Availability and Effectiveness of Aphasia-Specific Apps in Language Intervention: A Scoping Review
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Stephanie Roberge, Masters student, Laurentian University; Sophie Laurence, Assistant professor, Laurentian University.
This scoping review aimed to identify the apps that are currently available to speech-language pathologists for the treatment of aphasia and to present what is known about the effectiveness of these apps. This was done by following the PRISMA-ScR method; more precisely, four online research databases (CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar) were searched for relevant articles using specific keywords. Results show that particular apps are being used in therapy for aphasia, including Tactus Therapy, Constant Therapy, and SmallTalk, among others. However, more research is needed to assess the effectiveness of these apps in the treatment of this language disorder.