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.
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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.™
Are you an avid fan of AAC devices? Have any clients who have improved their communication with a Lingraphica device? We invite you to share what you've proudly taught them and how they use their device!
Robin Hintz is a 12-year speech-language pathologist in Minneapolis, MN, who works with adult clients who have language and swallowing disorders due to acquired brain injury. She tried Lingraphica's family of apps several years ago with her clients, and she's been a big fan ever since.
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.
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.
Dr. Thomas Broussard, a stroke survivor, author, and educator, gave a presentation to friends and staff of Lingraphica on Wednesday, June 28. Read on for his stroke and aphasia insights and a video of the presentation.
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.
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.