The Lingraphica Blog

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!

Success Story: Jack Brunetti Finds a Voice After a PPA Diagnosis

When primary progressive aphasia began to steal his words, Jack Burnetti found new hope in communicating with a device from Lingraphica. Read on for his journey to successful communication.

1 Million Downloads: Our Mission to Help is Growing!

We hit an incredible company milestone last month surpassing 1 million downloads of our free communication and therapy apps. This is an amazing feat, and we would like to thank all of you!   

ASHA 2016 Recap

ASHA 2016 was a great success on many levels this year! This year's convention took place in our own backyard--Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.  And there was a lot of love for our SLP friends going on at this show! 

Spanish AAC Devices Are Here!

We are excited to introduce the latest enhancement to our communication devices; Spanish. Now, our AllTalk, TouchTalk, and MiniTalk devices are available completely in Spanish for our Spanish-speaking users.

Watch the video below and see for yourself why we are so excited to have a Spanish offering for your clients. As always, we would love your feedback on the product. It is FREE to start a trial with one of our Spanish devices. Simply click the button below or at the end of the video and get started today!

Introducing the New

We are excited to introduce our new, professionally focused website, Your source for all things AAC. 

Watch the video below to see what new features are on the website, where to locate various resources, and how to use the new Continuing Education platform to earn FREE CEUs and manage the courses you have already taken. 

We hope you enjoy the new site and would love your feedback on what additonal improvements can be made.

All New AAC Device Features: Spanish Language Devices Are Now Available!

Lingraphica's communication devices are packed with tons of new features that make it easier for your clients to communicate...including a Spanish language device! After developing it for many months, we are pleased to serve a Spanish speaking audience. But the Spanish device isn't the only new feature we offer! In fact, we've expanded some of our favorite features like the whiteboard, page options, and more! Learn more about our new features below.

Using an AAC Device to Talk About Interests

As adults we spend the majority of our time talking about our interests and events. This communication forms the foundations of many of our relationships. While we know sharing our interests connects us with others, this information can be difficult to capture and implement for an augmentative and alternative (AAC) device user. However, it is possible! By organizing the AAC device's language system to reflect the client's top interests, it's allows the client more opportunities to connect with others. 

3 Things to Consider when Selecting a Speech Generating Device

Did you know nearly half of the 100,000 people diagnosed with aphasia annually will never fully recover functional communication? The National Aphasia Association estimates that as many as 2 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.

How to Voice Bank Your Client’s Voice On An AAC Device

Speech synthesis has come a long way since its early days of monotone voices and mispronounced words. Today’s synthetic voices, utilized in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, have appropriate inflection, a variety of accents, and excellent pronunciation. Combined with using recordings from voice actors, a speech-generating device today has a very human feel to it. With these advancements, is it worthwhile to pursue “voice banking” – recording a patient’s own voice, creating a “bank” of words and phrases – for use in an AAC device? Here are some common questions and answers about voice banking.

5 Strategies for Incorporating AAC into your Practice

The expectations of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and clinicians today are higher than they’ve ever been before. With new challenges like increased productivity expectations, additional documentation, as well as the ongoing challenges of dealing with therapy caps, authorizations, and scheduling, SLPs often wonder how to add high-tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to their to-do list.

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