In the last few years, Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), and stuttering all made big screen debuts in three Oscar-winning films: Still Alice, The Theory of Everything, and The King’s Speech. These films worked to raise the awareness of frequent speech, language, and cognitive disorders thousands of individuals are diagnosed with each year.
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We have all received orders or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to treat a patient who “doesn’t feel like doing any work today.” What are the best ways to engage a patient who has made it clear that they don’t want to participate in speech therapy? Here are a few tips I learned over time.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and medical health professionals recommending a speech-generating or communication device often encounter questions from caregivers about the research supporting the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Caution lots of Halloween puns ahead…
It’s no secret that Lingraphica loves augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices; however, we know many clinicians may find it daunting to introduce a high-tech solution into their client’s lifestyle. We’re here to squash those spooky fears.