TalkPath News – A daily news source for those with aphasia
Lingraphica created an online news source for individuals who need help reading or comprehending daily news. Every Monday through Friday, News articles are read aloud and highlighted to help people with speech or language disorders follow along. You have access to national, world, business, education, entertainment, health and lifestyle, science and technology, and history articles.
New articles are added every weekday. At the end of every article, a series of questions will test reading comprehension, and results provide immediate feedback.
Equipping Our Caregivers
Whether you have been a caregiver for 20 days or 20 years, finding the support and resources you need to care for someone with aphasia is vital to both you and your loved one. We believe that when you are better equipped for your role, your loved one has a better chance at successful communication. That’s why we’re committed to answering your questions and providing the information you seek as best we can.
If you have specific questions about caregiving or would like to speak with one of our specialists, we encourage you to fill out our form, and we’ll be in touch.
7 Quick Tips for Communication Partners (and New Caregivers)
Check out our popular blog post, “7 Quick Tips for Communication Partners (and New Caregivers)” for some helpful hints when trying to communicate with someone who has aphasia. You can also download and print the tips sheet to post to a bulletin board or share with others who may find it helpful.
12 Tips for Successful Communication with a Person Who Has Aphasia
Whether you are a person with aphasia or a loved one/friend, communicating when aphasia is in the mix can be effortful, challenging, and frustrating for all parties involved. In an effort to reduce the number of times these difficult types of interactions occur, Lingraphica has created a one-page downloadable sheet of 12 Tips for Successful Communication with a Person Who Has Aphasia.
Check out our blog post that explains more about how to handle these conversations and to download the tip sheet!
Aphasia Tips for a Happy and Inclusive Holiday Season
In the busyness of the holiday season, it can be difficult to slow down and recognize the needs of a loved one with aphasia. Between gift-shopping and prepping for holiday activities, the responsibilities of a caregiver multiply, while a loved one with aphasia may want some quiet time to recharge.
Here are 6 Tips for Navigating Aphasia in the Holiday Season for you to download and implement now. We hope these hints help your family to enjoy this season to its fullest!
Facts, Figures, and Resources: The Aphasia Journey eBook
Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to process and use language. It is a neurological condition caused by damage to the portions of the brain responsible for language, and it does not affect intelligence. Because language plays such a central role in our daily lives, aphasia can be very challenging. Individuals with aphasia may find it difficult to speak, understand speech, and read and write. Download “The Aphasia Journey” eBook for information on aphasia and resources to help you or your loved one navigate your own journey.
What Lingraphica Users and their Caregivers Are Saying
The trial period helped us to use and understand the value the device would have in our lives.
— Owner of an AllTalk Device, 9/27/18
All the Lingraphica staff members are willing to go the extra mile to assist customers/patients. Quick and accurate response times.
— Caregiver of a MiniTalk Owner, 9/26/18
It has been helpful in the stimulation of the brain and helps to keep me focused. It is good to be able to access a ready-made program. Thank You.
— TalkPath Therapy Web User, 9/2/18
Great device will be a great aid for my wife’s hopeful comeback.
— Caregiver of TouchTalk Owner, 9/13/18
Coherent, patient, polite, very knowledgeable. Great teachers.
— Person who completed a Live Chat, 9/13/18
The disposition and attitude of Carmen Sapara. She is a credit to your organization. She has worked selflessly and tirelessly to help me get a speaking device. She has made herself available to my needs, my questions, answering emails in a most timely manner.
— Person in a Device Trial, 9/12/18
This device is awesome. It has opened up opportunities for wider communication as well as providing excellent support for speech development. A valuable tool in helping give self-esteem back to the person affected.
— Caregiver of Device Owner in Australia, 9/11/18
It is a great tool in aiding communication. It is relatively easy to learn to use and I like the way it can be personally customized.
— Caregiver of MiniTalk Owner, 9/10/18