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: 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.

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.™

Share YOUR Lingraphica Rockstars!

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! 

Success Story: Robin Hintz, SLP, Gives Big Praise for SmallTalk Apps

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.

New eBook - Success Stories from AAC Device Users: Vol. 2

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.

Success Story: Despite Aphasia, Butch Goodwin Lives an Independent Life

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.

Success Story: Rosanne Knapp Uses a TouchTalk to Take On Aphasia

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 Makes Aphasia Presentation at Lingraphica


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.

Success Story: Jo Free Finds "Freedom" 15 Years Post-Stroke

 

 


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.

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.

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