SmallTalk Communication and Practice Apps
The SmallTalk℠ Family of Apps
New updates to all 13 of the SmallTalk apps are now available. By dowloading the SmallTalk apps you will notice:
- A new elegant, sleek design
- An enhanced experience for iPad users
- Easier navigation
The SmallTalk Family of Free apps offers users extreme portability for when you want to practice your speech and more effectively communicate on the go. SmallTalk apps use the same icons, voices, and videos found in the Lingraphica AllTalk™, TouchTalk™, and MiniTalk™ speech-generating devices.
SmallTalk Aphasia (Your AllTalk Mobile Accessory App)
The SmallTalk Aphasia app turns the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad into a mobile accessory to your AllTalk. It allows you to take your favorite icons, phrases, and videos from the AllTalk with you wherever you go. The SmallTalk Aphasia app provides a vocabulary of pictures and videos that talk in a natural human voice, with a male or female option.
The SmallTalk Dysphagia app* provides you with a set of icons and phrases that enable you to communicate your swallowing needs and challenges to the caregivers and healthcare providers who are helping you eat and take your required medications. The SmallTalk Dyspagia app talks in a natural human voice.
SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises
The SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises app* is designed for people experiencing weak mouth, tongue, and lip muscles, and/or poor oral coordination. The app consists of 52 videos illustrating cheek, tongue, soft palate, lip, and jaw movements that help strengthen the muscles that help you speak.
SmallTalk Conversational Phrases
Designed to help and enhance your communication with others, the SmallTalk Conversational Phrases app provides you with words and phrases commonly used in conversations, such as greetings, responses, requests, and statements about well-being. It offers you a wide range of vocabulary and pictures and talks in a natural human voice.
SmallTalk Daily Activities
The SmallTalk Daily Activities app provides you with the words and icons you need to go about the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and leisure. This app gives you the necessary vocabulary to communicate simple but very important messages to your loved ones and/or caregivers in a natural human voice.
SmallTalk Intensive Care
If you are in a hospital emergency room, intensive care unit, or other type of medical facility and you need to communicate with your doctors and nurses, the SmallTalk Intensive Care app provides you with critical words and phrases that will help you describe pain, feelings, and medical needs — phrases like “I need a doctor” or “I have chest pain.” The app talks in a natural human voice.
SmallTalk Pain Scale
The SmallTalk Pain Scale app helps you communicate the intensity of any pain you may be experiencing. The app includes pain descriptions and images from the Wong-Baker Faces Pain Scale — these visually illustrate pain on a scale from “no pain” to “severe pain.” The images are accompanied by a vocabulary that talks in a natural human voice.
SmallTalk Video Apps
The SmallTalk Video apps are a series of speech-exercise videos designed to help you improve language skills that have been impaired by aphasia, apraxia, and/or dysarthria in the wake of a stroke or head injury. Each articulating video illustrates the tongue and lip movements necessary to produce words and phrases. These easily accessed, interactive self-therapy exercise videos allow you to practice speaking as often as you like and at your own pace.
The Phonemes app is a series of speech-exercise videos that contain all the English-language phonemes; a phoneme is a distinctive speech sound, for example, the sound of the “k” in the word “keel.” Each video gives you accurate and effective models for speaking one of these distinctive speech sounds through illustrations of the tongue and lip movements necessary to produce it.
The Consonant Blends app is a series of speech-exercise videos that illustrate the tongue and lip movements necessary to produce consonant blends. With this app, you can easily practice the isolated speech sounds of two or three consonants blended together, such as “bl” or “str.”
The Common Phrases app is a series of speech-exercise videos that contain greetings, conversational phrases such as “Let’s go for a ride today,” and aphasia-oriented phrases such as "I had a stroke." The app illustrates the tongue and lip movements necessary to produce these common phrases and allows you to practice them as often as you like and at your own pace.
Days, Months, Dates
The Days, Months, Dates app is a series of speech-exercise videos that illustrate the tongue and lip movements necessary to speak the days of the week, months of the year, and ordinal numbers from 1st through 31st. The ease, use, and accessibility of this app allows you to practice as often as you like and at your own pace.
Letters, Numbers, Colors
The Letters, Numbers, Colors app is a series of speech-exercise videos that contain the 26 letters of the English alphabet, the numbers one through 20, and the primary colors. This app illustrates the tongue and lip movements necessary to produce the letters, numbers, and colors. You can practice them as often as you like and at your own pace.
Manuals and Reference Guides
- Speech-Generating Device User Guide (PDF, 500KB) *Please refer to pages 47-50 for information regarding SmallTalk.
*SmallTalk Dysphagia and SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises were created by Lingraphica and authored by Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College, and Elizabeth Begley, MA, CCC-SLP, College Station Medical Center, College Station, Texas.