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.
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!
TalkPath Therapy just got even easier to use!
We recently made new enhancements to TalkPath Therapy based on feedback we received from our users. If you don't already have a TalkPath Therapy account, it is free and easy to set up. Follow the instructions in the video below and you can start practicing your speech therapy today!
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Telepractice is an effective and affordable alternative to traditional speech therapy. With Lingraphica's TalkPath Live our certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) use a computer, a webcam, and video software to conduct remote speech therapy sessions with clients.
Clinicians, medical professionals, and speech-language pathologists are beginning to quantify patients' progress with numbers, data, and metrics. The trend towards showing improvement or progress is driven by data.
To celebrate the launch of our ALL NEW SmallTalk Frases de Conversación we have a special bilingual blog post! Enjoy today's post in English and in Spanish, and don't forget to download the app!
For years, news outlets have been writing about the changing healthcare marketplace. Writers introduce the shifting marketplace by using interchangeable terms like teletherapy, telepractice, and telemedicine, leaving readers and potential patients scratching their heads wondering “what is this?”
How many conversations about the news did you have with others today? Whether you live in a metropolitan area or a city where the town square is the central communication hub, local news matters to the lives of residents.
By Denise McCall, MA, SLP-CCC
Imagine you’re a successful accountant running your own small business. Every day you manage budgets, address clients, and work hard to grow your business. During a stressful day you feel lightheaded and end up in the hospital. A doctor explains that you’ve had a stroke. Your words are jumbled and you have difficulty processing language. A second doctor tells you that you have aphasia.
For many years it was widely believed post-stroke survivors with aphasia would essentially plateau six months into their recovery. In an effort to test this assumption and support the community of adults with chronic aphasia, we studied the effectiveness of our speech-generating devices in the recovery and improvement of speech for adults with aphasia long after onset. Our research proved that adults can improve significantly beyond six months with the help of a speech device.
Are you ready for some football? We are! Of course, we aren’t taking sides, but you can! By working with clients on seasonal activities, especially sports-related exercises, you can spark conversation and engagement. Below are four exercises that engage a clients’ language and cognitive skills.