The Aphasia Corner

Get the latest stroke and aphasia information, resources, tips and news from the Lingraphica team. If we can help you find specific information or you need assistance in any way, please contact us anytime. Check back often for new content!

Are YOU a Lingraphica Rockstar?

Are you or your loved one a rockstar with a Lingraphica device? Has communication improved with using it? We invite you to share what you've proudly learned to do with the device...and give HOPE to others with aphasia! 

The Aphasia Journey: A Guide to Understanding Aphasia and Where to Find Resources

A diagnosis of aphasia is one most people do not expect, let alone fully understand. Whether aphasia is a result of stroke, illness, or injury, it can be overwhelming for both the person affected as well as their loved ones. Read on for Lingraphica’s new guide that provides information and resources.

7 Quick Tips for Communication Partners (and New Caregivers)

If you know someone with aphasia, you likely know that communication can be difficult for him or her. So Lingraphica has compiled a list of seven quick tips for communication partners to make conversations easier for both parties. 

TalkPath News Facebook Group Poll Results

 June was National Aphasia Awareness Month, and as part of our mission to give aphasia a voice, we posted daily polls in our TalkPath News Facebook group asking members about their experiences with aphasia. Read on for the questions and results of our polls, as well as what we learned.

Speech Therapy Apps: 8 Free Ones to Try

Individuals with speech, language, or cognitive deficits can greatly benefit from the massive amount of speech therapy apps on the market. Apps can provide a context for communication and easily accessible ways to facilitate the achievement of therapy goals. Plus, research shows that additional practice outside of speech therapy has been shown to help individuals make advancements and improve their speech skills. 

Work Out Your Words: A Stroke Survivor Fitness Class

For someone who has survived a stroke, getting regular exercise is vitally important. Standard fitness options may not be available or accessible, so Stroke Survivor Fitness classes were developed to accommodate a stroke survivor’s specific physical, neural, and emotional challenges.

How to Find A Stroke or Aphasia Support Group

Life changes suddenly after a stroke. Survivors often face a new reality consisting of difficulty walking, talking, and caring for themselves. As such, caregivers including a spouse, a neighbor, or a grandchild typically step in to administer care and handle household chores for the survivor. While adjustment is difficult for the person with aphasia, it can be taxing on the family, too

Got Social Media in your Support Group?

Not being able to speak is not the same thing as not having anything to say. For many, living with aphasia equates to a constant struggle for communication, and social isolation can be a primary concern for people with communication and/or mobility challenges. Engaging with online communities such as news sites and social media allows people with aphasia to connect to one another and to the rest of the world, offering an otherwise unavailable outlet and channel of communication. With these challenges in mind, Lingraphica created the TalkPath News Facebook group: a social media networking group for stroke survivors, people living with aphasia, their family members, and professionals in the field.

Leaving the Hospital After a Stroke: The 6 Questions to Ask at Discharge

Experiencing a stroke is a life-changing event. Whether it’s you or a family member, you probably have a lot of questions about life after a stroke and treatment options. This is normal.

Success Story: Speech Therapist Robin Hintz 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.