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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!

Tutorial on Brain-Computer Interfaces for AAC

Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes a tutorial on brain-computer interfaces (BCI) for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) by rehabilitation specialists from universities in Kansas and Missouri. 

Success Story: Michele Mazzoni Masters Her MiniTalk with a Familiar Stranger

In July 2005, Michele Mazzoni, had a stroke at age 54. At that time, she worked as a certified nursing assistant at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. She lived on her own, as her beloved husband had passed away the year before, and all four of her children were grown. She was diagnosed with aphasia and dysarthria, making it very difficult for her to communicate verbally. Michele received some speech therapy, and she began using a communication device in 2006 to help her interact with others and convey her needs.

6 Tips for Navigating the Holidays with Aphasia

The holiday season has arrived at Lingraphica, and we would like to share a few tips for navigating the holidays with the people living with aphasia or other communication disorders, as well as their loved ones. Keep reading to learn more.                                                                                                 

Lingraphica Launches New Software Update for Family of Devices

Lingraphica proudly announces our latest updates to our device software! Find out what new features we're bringing to the AllTalk, TouchTalk, and MiniTalk.

ASHA Wrap-Up 2018


Just like that, another ASHA conference is over. This year's convention was one for the record books! Over 18,000 attendees braved the Boston cold and snow to attend. The Lingraphica crew was happy to have met so many speech-language pathologists who stopped by the booth to inquire about our products and services. Read on to see what Lingraphica was up to at this year's ASHA conference.

Aphasia Study: From the University of Queensland

Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes findings of Australian researchers from the University of Queensland’s School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and allied Centers report outcome benefits to persons with aphasia (PWA) in the chronic stage who participated in combined group aphasia intervention and networking activities that were delivered remotely via TeleGAIN, a program that supports communication via videoconferencing technologies. 

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.

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.

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.™

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