Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Aphasia simulator and other goodies

Katie Kirby recently sent out an information about aphasia website:

and I've had a look at it this morning while trying to avoid writing reports. 

It is a nice resource for patient families. In particular, I was impressed with aphasia simulator, which covers several types of aphasic difficulties and illustrates them in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is a lovely demonstration of how it feels to have aphasia, and a brilliant tool for feedback sessions. Worth having a look.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Update on WAIS on iPad

In my last post I have suggested that you have a very good look at Pearson's privacy policy. This was due to concerns that I had with some of the wording and also the fact that it looked like the policy can be changed without alerting the users.

I did not accept the policy and raised my concerns with Pearson directly, and was very, very impressed by their reaction. The wording I did not like has now been changed and the users will be alerted to any changes through a notice on the website that they will have to acknowledge before proceeding.

Well done, Pearson!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The iPad WAIS is live!

The Q-interactive app is now available for purchase in Australia. A new version has come out with some improvements. The most obvious of these is the download speed. Now it takes seconds rather than hours to download the app. Yay!

According to Pearson information the new version contained the following improvements:
  • I forgot my username and I forgot my password – self-service for resetting on Central
  • Client information screen reduced to 6 fields only;
  • Directional assistance on the ‘Client’ iPad i.e. a line will now indicate which edge should be closest to the examinee.
  • Network and download optimisation
  • Database enhancements

One word of warning, though. When you first open the website that you need to use with the app,, you will find Terms and Policies page. Have a very good look at the privacy policy before using the product. There are some statements there that you need to think about.