The main aim of the website is to give information on all the available English language treatment software and apps for aphasia.
Who is it for?
It’s for everybody – people with aphasia, their relatives or carers, and speech & language professionals. People with other communication problems may still find it useful - particularly general software and apps.
What’s in it?
Information on treatment programs and apps at varying levels of detail from a simple list to a full analysis, including “aphasia friendly” sections.
Is it a kind of league table?
No – it gives information and analysis, not advice or evaluations. Different programmes and apps have different features that will mean they will be more helpful for some people than for others.
Who produced it?
The original idea came from The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia. They commissioned an IT expert, a therapist and a web designer (who all have a special interest and experience in IT and aphasia) from the Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit to produce it.
Why is it needed?
There are now many apps and treatment software available but it can be difficult to find it all and then decide on the best ones for the needs of a specific individual. Many people now have a computer at home and wish to use it to help treat their aphasia.
What's the difference between "software" and "apps"?
Apps are forms of software. The term Software is often used to describe programs that run on pcs and laptops. The word Apps is often used to describe those that are run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
What's the difference between "aphasia" and "general" apps and software?
When we list something under Aphasia Apps and Software it means it was designed specifically for people with aphasia. When we list something under General Apps and Software, it means that although it may help communication or help with every day life, it was not designed with people with aphasia specifically in mind.
Is it finished yet?
Yes and no… we have surveyed most of the available software and apps but we will continue to update it with new or changed programs and also improve the interface and other features if we can.