The Learning Corp is making its Constant Therapy mobile app available for free to veterans eligible for speech or cognitive therapy through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
Said app is a tool for use by clinicians with patients to help with recovery from speech, language and cognitive disorders. It enables veterans with long-term disabilities due to traumatic brain injury, stroke or aphasia to obtain critical rehabilitation from the comfort of their home.
Every year, traumatic brain injuries affect about 2.5 million Americans, with active duty and reserve service members being at increased risk for brain injury due to exposure to blasts during deployment. Stroke is another major health issue affecting veterans; the VA estimates that 15,000 veterans receive VA care for stroke each year, and there are more than 750,000 strokes annually among the general population.
Due to the chronic nature of these injuries, veterans require access to long-term rehabilitation. And that's where the Constant Therapy app could kick-in, offering evidence-based therapy exercises to motivate them and help with necessary skills such as speaking, reading, writing, math, memory and attention.
"More than 50 million exercises have been performed by Constant Therapy users to date and with insights drawn from this data, we are uniquely able to personalize the therapy experience for each user," Veera Anantha, Ph.D., co-founder and COO of The Learning Corp, said in a statement. "It is with great pride that, in time for National Veterans Month, we are able to extend this high-value rehabilitation to the VA's members and help better serve those men and women in need of more convenient access to evidenced-based care."
The Learning Corp now accepts payments directly from the VA, ensuring that Veterans who receive speech and language therapy through the VA can download Constant Therapy and subscribe at no cost to them. The app is available for iOS and Android-based devices.