This is the first in a series of blogs that will feature our free SmallTalk apps available for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® on the App Store®. At Lingraphica, we understand that a communication device may not be a good fit for everyone. This is why we offer a number of products, services and apps – for free! We want to be a resource for anyone working hard to improve a speech or cognitive impairment.
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If you are having trouble speaking, reading, writing, or comprehending, speech therapy will likely be prescribed by your physician. The process to find and secure a speech-language pathologist (SLP), also known as a speech therapist, can be overwhelming. From the time your doctor recommends speech therapy to your first session, you may have questions. You may be wondering, “What is speech therapy for adults like?” and “What should I expect during the first session?” Below we've answered many of common questions to help you navigate your first speech therapy appointment.
Wow - it's hard to believe another amazing ASHA Convention is in the books! The Mile High City was packed with 14,008 speech-language pathologists (SLPs), audiologists, clinicians, and other speech professionals for five days, and the energy was truly unlimited. Here are some of the highlights.
We're excited to announce YappGuru is joining the Lingraphica team at our ASHA booth #332.
We're kicking off March as YappGuru's first featured developer for 2015! YappGuru is a unique platform managed by a team of dedicated speech-language pathologists who provide therapy services for patients during the day and run YappGuru by night. They're passionate about speech therapy and committed to sharing the latest apps with the community of speech-language pathologists (SLPs). To say they work hard is an understatement.
It’s finally here! May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). All 31 days in May are dedicated to raising awareness of communication disorders.
A new, nationwide effort to educate the public about communication disorders was recently launched by the national American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The campaign, called Identify the Signs, aims to help people recognize the early warning signs of communication disorders. This topic couldn’t be timelier—or more important.
This year at the national ASHA Convention, Lingraphica had the largest showing of new products and clinical presentations and poster sessions we have ever had. In addition to sharing our new solutions, we had many quality conversations with speech-language pathologists (SLPs). We saw some familiar faces and met some new ones, and we are thankful we did! The ASHA Convention continues to inspire us to create great products and solutions to transform the lives of people with aphasia. Below, I captured some of the highlights of the convention.
A patient diagnosed with aphasia often faces several speech-language pathologists, multiple facilities, and various insurance plans with separate therapy requirements. These requirements can be as varied as the disciplines they encounter along their care continuum, which can span many years and adhere to multiple plans-of-care. Herein lies today’s challenge for SLPs that work with people with aphasia: How do we maximize the therapeutic benefit for our patients when managing a complex population that requires the involvement of multiple clinicians in an ever-changing healthcare system?