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Get the latest news, updates, and tricks from the Lingraphica team. Our clinical, reimbursement, and marketing teams will bring you the most up-to-date information about aphasia, speech therapy, stroke rehabilitation, and communication disorders. Check back often for new content!

Aphasia Article from Germany: Neuroplasticity and Functional Recovery


Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes an article from Germany on the factors that contribute to neuroplasticity and functional improvement in people with chronic aphasia. Read on for the details.

2018 ATIA Recap

My colleague, Faye Stillman, and I had the pleasure of presenting “Ethical Considerations for Bilingual AAC Patients with Acquired Communication Disorders” at this year's Assistive Technology  Industry Association (ATIA) Conference. Read on for a recap of our research and presentation.

Tools for Your Aphasia Support Group from Lingraphica

Connecting people with aphasia to others and to tools that can help them can be tough. At Lingraphica, we want to make these burdens a bit lighter for support group leaders. Check out our brand new webpage—Tools for Aphasia Support Groups—for some great resources to get groups connected and talking!                                                                                                  

Collaborative Study: Hallmark Rehabilitation Services and Lingraphica


Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the recent findings from a collaborative study conducted by Hallmark Rehabilitation Serivces and Lingraphica on the benefits of online language therapy in long-term care facilities. Read on for the details.

Study: Benefits of Combining Online Language Therapy and Volunteer Care Extenders in Long-Term Care Facilities


Lingraphica co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the recent findings from a collaborative study conducted by clinicians at Hallmark Rehabilitation Services with guidance and support from Lingraphica. The study documents the important ways that long-term care (LTC) facilities and their clients may benefit from combining the use of interactive, online language therapy with the engagement of volunteer care extenders to strengthen Functional Maintenance Programs (FMPs). Read on for the details and study conclusions.

New eBook - Success Stories from AAC Device Users: Vol. 2

One of the best parts of working for a company whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people is not only seeing that happen, but telling those stories so that others may have hope. At Lingraphica, we have the privilege of hearing some incredible stories of people who have regained their voice after stroke, disease, or injury. Here are four from 2017.

Aphasia Spotlight: Fredericksburg Area Support Group in Virginia

Dealing with aphasia can be a long, hard road for many. Thankfully, there are organizations dedicated to helping and supporting that journey. Meet the Fredericksburg Area Support Group in Virginia and the services it provides to people who have aphasia.

U.S. Study: Rate of Aphasia Among Stroke Patients Discharged from Hospitals


Lingraphica co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the recent findings from a U.S. study on the rate of aphasia among stroke patients discharged from the hospital. Read on for the details.

6 Tips for Navigating the Holidays with Aphasia

The holiday season has arrived at Lingraphica, and we would like to share a few tips for navigating the holidays with the people living with aphasia or other communication disorders, as well as their loved ones. Keep reading to learn more.                                                                                                 

Success Story: Despite Aphasia, Butch Goodwin Lives an Independent Life

On December 6, 2013, Arthur “Butch” Goodwin had a stroke at age 39. With the help of a device from Lingraphica, a loving family, and a determined speech-language pathologist, he's learning to communicate again and meeting his goals.

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