In continuing to explore my topic, I spent this week trying to combine the two topics I addressed in my first entry. My goal for this week was to find technological resources that specifically addressed the older adult population. This was far more difficult than researching the two aspects separately. In the previous weeks, I found so many resources that it was difficult to find the most helpful ones. This week, I found myself struggling to find enough resources that addressed all of my requirements. I have included some of these resources below:
- The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) seems to be the largest virtual hub of information regarding speech communication disorders. According to their website, it is “the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.” This website contains hundreds of links and programs that speech therapists as well as the public can access.
- This blog contains several resources and reviews for speech therapy apps that specifically address adult learners, The writer clearly explains how to use each app, with diagrams and explanations to help those who may not be familiar with how to work this type of technology.
- Tactus Therapy Solutions claims right away “We know about apps, iPads, and therapy, so let us do the research for you.” This resource is perfect for those who are overwhelmed by the prospect of exploring the web to find resources of use to them. This website contains an extensive list of adult-oriented speech apps as well as other programs such as webinars and online articles.