For someone who has survived a stroke, getting regular exercise is vitally important. Standard fitness options may not be available or accessible, so Stroke Survivor Fitness classes were developed to accommodate a stroke survivor’s specific physical, neural, and emotional challenges. Please feel free to share the information and tips below with any clients who may benefit.
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Did you know nearly half of the 800,000 people diagnosed with aphasia annually will never fully recover functional communication? In a recent whitepaper, Aphasia Access estimates that as many as 2.5 million Americans currently live with aphasia. This is a staggering number of individuals struggling with daily communication and based on other variables — fatigue, comorbidity, and stress — are susceptible to frequent communication breakdowns. As speech-language pathologists (SLPs), our job is to assist with daily communication by arming individuals with tools that will help them augment or replace verbal speech.
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, and it's also Stroke Awareness Month! Read on for a few facts, resources, and ways we can raise awareness together!
Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes an aphasia study by Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Lingraphica. Read on for the details.
Did you know that Medicare is issuing new Medical ID cards to all beneficiaries starting on April 1, 2018? Medicare beneficiaries or caregivers of a Medicare beneficiary will find the following information helpful in preparation for the transition to new Medicare cards.
Robin Hintz is a 12-year speech-language pathologist in Minneapolis, MN, who works with adult clients who have language and swallowing disorders due to acquired brain injury. She tried Lingraphica's family of apps several years ago with her clients, and she's been a big fan ever since.
Lingraphica is pleased to announce that we have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes an article from research teams in Pittsburgh on word recognition skills in people with and without aphasia. Read on for the details.
Not being able to speak is not the same thing as not having anything to say. For many, living with aphasia equates to a constant struggle for communication, and social isolation can be a primary concern for people with communication and/or mobility challenges. Engaging with online communities such as news sites and social media allows people with aphasia to connect to one another and to the rest of the world, offering an otherwise unavailable outlet and channel of communication. With these challenges in mind, Lingraphica created the TalkPath News Facebook group: a social media networking group for stroke survivors, people living with aphasia, their family members, and professionals in the field.
Dealing with aphasia can be a long, hard road for many. Thankfully, there are organizations dedicated to helping and supporting that journey. Meet the Aphasia Conversation Lab in Beaumont, Texas and the services it provides to people who have aphasia.