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Teach and touch app: an example of a remote resource to support treatment for Language Disorder

10th Edition of International Conference on OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY

November 22, 2021 Webinar

Sara Massa

Speech Therapist in USL Toscana Centro, Italy

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Advances in Medical Research

Abstract :

The health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led speech therapists to take advantage of remote- modality rehabilitations in order to continue their therapies. While direct treatment still represents the preferred option, the emergency situation has required important adaptation by the therapists in order to continue their professional activities. In this sense telerehabilitation has been keen to offering therapeutic continuity to many patients. Teach and touch is an example of a professional app created to support rehabilitation of children with Language Disorders. It is also a useful tool to promoting languagerelated skills both when used during the online rehabilitation with the speech therapist themselves, and at home with the care-giver. Through digital play activities, the child is driven to face his/her own fragilities related to diverse linguistic areas. In fact, Teach and Touch consists of different rehabilitation games that can be adapted to the child’s needs. For its full efficacy, the therapeutic alliance between families and speech therapist is of the outmost importance. In fact, the App features pre-defined therapeutical games that can be customized according to the child’s linguistic difficulties ; in this way the device facilitates parents’ involvement and, consequently, a therapeutic continuity for the child. The games featured by Teach and Touch aim at promoting syntactic and morphological development and refer to a theoretical- rehabilitation model: each rehabilitation game corresponds to a specific linguistic purpose that the speech therapist can
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Biography :

Sara works at the Sesto Fiorentino ASL (Florence) and has more than 13 years’ experience as rehabilitation logopedist in the pediatric field. She graduated with honors from the Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania in Naples in 2009. Her expertise ranges from childhood hearing loss to Language Disorders and Dyspraxias with I and II level training of the Prompt method Over the past two years Sara worked at the Meyer Pediatric Hospital in Florence and has been a member of the S.I.F.E.L. Board of Directors (2018 to 2021). Sara is the creator of Teach and touch, the app supporting speech therapists treating morphosyntactic skills.