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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 Spotlight: Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Aphasia Community Support Group

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 Community Support Group at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia and the services it provides to people who have aphasia.

Kudos from Customers Like You - October

We receive feedback from customers who use our apps, online therapy, and devices every day. Here are a few testimonials from people like you about their experience with Lingraphica.

Lingraphica's Qualities of a Good Caregiver

November is National Caregiver Awareness Month, and here at Lingraphica, we know the important role that caregivers play in the lives of those who have had a stroke. To honor their efforts and labors of love, we offer some insights into what a "good caregiver" looks like to some already in the aphasia caregiving role. Please share this post with the caregivers of your clients who may benefit from it.                                                                                                     

November 1, 2018

Caregiver

By Angie Maher

Aphasia Study: Noun and Verb Retrieval of Persons with Aphasia

Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes findings of Dutch researchers regarding the retrieval of nouns and verbs in persons with aphasia (PWA) based on four factors: word class, age of acquisition, imageability, and word frequency. The goals were to refine and extend findings from previously published studies of factors influencing word retrieval performance in aphasia.

Lingraphica Answers Your Questions in Our Knowledge Base

We're excited to announce that we have a brand new Knowledge Base on aacdevice.com, which contains answers to frequently asked questions from our customers! Keep reading on to learn more about the new Knowledge Base and how you can access it. 

Success Story: Alvis Tutt Communicating Again with an AllTalk

In September, we asked for submissions from people who have had communication success with one of our devices to write in and tell us about their stories. Read on to find out about Alvis Tutt, whose mother couldn't be happier with his progress on an AllTalk.™

Kudos from Customers Like You - August/September

We receive feedback from customers who use our apps, online therapy, and devices every day. Here are a few testimonials from people like you about their experience with Lingraphica.

October is AAC Awareness Month

October is AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Awareness Month! It is important to take time this month to celebrate and bring awareness to all the different ways that we communicate! The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) estimates that more than 2 million people use some form of AAC.

Meet Chris Brady: Documentation Specialist for Lingraphica!

Chris began his journey as a Lingraphica Documentation Specialist in July 2018. He is from Bardstown, KY and currently resides in Lexington, KY. Chris graduated from Kentucky’s St. Catharine College with a B.S. in Health Science. Read on to find out a bit more about the latest addition to our clinical team!  

September 21, 2018

Meet Lingraphica

By Angie Maher

Aphasia Study: Gesture Types and Aphasia

Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the findings of a team of investigators at academic and rehabilitation centers in The Netherlands, Warwick University (UK), and La Trobe University (Australia). The team reports how gestures are used communicatively by persons with aphasia (PWA). Their research focuses specifically on gesture types and representation techniques that convey information which is absent in the speech of the PWA during communicative transactions—that is, in their terminology, “essential gestures.”

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