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.
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Lingraphica made some exciting updates and additions to our popular online therapy platform, TalkPath Therapy! Whether you are already an avid user of TalkPath Therapy or are brand news to this tool, you'll want to read on to find out what our latest version can do for you and your clients.
In response to the many SLPs who have told Lingraphica that they want to know our devices, apps, and therapy tools in a more in-depth way, we're proud to introduce our new initiative to help achieve that goal: the Lingraphica Certification Program!
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.
If better communication skills are on your list of New Year’s resolutions for your adult clients with speech and language disorders in 2018, begin by carefully considering some short-term goals needed to achieve “communication competence.”
If you have patients who are hesitant to use an AAC device or have an AAC device but don't use it, this blog post may help explain why the resistance exists, and more importantly, what you can do to change it.
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.
Two years ago, Rosanne Knapp had a stroke at age 64. With the help of a device from Lingraphica, a loving husband, and a determined speech-language pathologist, she's learning to communicate again. Here is her story.
Fifteen years after a massive stroke left her with severe aphasia, Jo Free, at 82, found "freedom" with a device from Lingraphica. Here is her remarkable story of determination and discipline.
Backed by more than 30 years of research, Lingraphica created an eBook that shows AAC devices improve functional communication. Read on for the science behind our products.