The Aphasia Corner

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!

No Fear Here: Why An AAC Device Is Not To Be Feared

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.

Setting the Record Straight on Medicare and Speech-Generating Device Technology

The speech community is buzzing with information about changes to Medicare’s coverage for speech-generating devices (SGDs). Headlines indicate that Medicare wants to limit coverage for individuals with ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, while other articles point to limits on functionality of SGDs. What the headlines miss are the stories of thousands of people with aphasia who rely on SGDs and their advanced technology to communicate.

Raising Awareness of Stroke Around the Globe

October 29, 2014 is World Stroke Day. All around the globe, individuals, support groups and stroke associations are working to raise awareness about this common health condition. Because aphasia is often a result of a stroke, we hope educating the public about stroke will lead to fewer cases of aphasia. Here are 10 facts about stroke you may not know:

Meet Herb: Blogger, Stroke Survivor, and Aphasia Advocate

By Herb Silverman

Writing my blog, Unmistakably Herb, hwsilverman.wordpress.com, over the last several months, one of the post I published was so intriguing that it continues to ponder and persuade me even still. The article was called "Build The Excitement Anyone Would Be Proud Of" and, at the end of the article, I scribbled these words:

Six Reasons You Should Get A Speech Device Instead of an iPad

We’re big fans of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Whether it’s a low-tech or high-tech solution, we think everyone should know about AAC!

When Coffee and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Come Together

What you like in your coffee? It’s probably cream and sugar. Maybe it’s strong and black? In your life, you've probably provided your coffee order more than a million times. This order might seem like a simple statement, one you might even take for granted, but it’s the key to a good morning.