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CanPlan app- NHS recommended
CanPlan is an app aimed at helping people plan out tasks in easy and reliable way. Traditionally this therapy technique is similar to that of back ward chaining.
CanPlan is made by the CanAssist team at the University of Victoria in Canada. This team have a history of making technology products to help people with a variety of medical conditions and have made bespoke products for individual clients.
What they say: CanPlan promotes independence and builds confidence by helping people with cognitive challenges complete tasks successfully. Virtually any activity can be broken into a sequence of easy-to-follow steps, illustrated by photos and reinforced with optional text and audio. Scheduling and reminder features ensure each task gets done on time.
Support workers and therapists are providing CanPlan to their clients with cognitive, memory and other challenges, while families and caregivers are using the tool with loved ones who desire more independence. For any given task, a user initially goes through the activity with a support person or family member. Together, they take photos of each step in the task, adding text or audio as needed. The task is then filed under a customizable set of categories, which could include areas such as: Food Preparation, Household Chores, Shopping, Transportation, Exercise, Workplace Tasks, and so on.
Our NHS health app review:
- Pros: Allows for bespoke program with pictures and audio. Supporting functional rehabilitation for cognitively impaired people.
Cons: American Voice. Small onward button can be missed.