The Caregiver eBook: Home from the Hospital
Caregiving for someone who has just had a stroke (and now has aphasia) can feel like a little ship in a rocky ocean. To help you navigate these new waters, Lingraphica created a FREE eBook, “Home from the Hospital: Caregiving for a Stroke Survivor.” In it, you’ll find tips to help you with doctor’s visits and communicate with your loved one. Download your copy today!
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!
Join our TalkPath News Facebook Group!
This group, which Lingraphica runs and moderates, is for stroke survivors, people with aphasia, their family members, and professionals who work with survivors. We encourage members to share hope and inspiration, our thoughts, cares, concerns, ideas, jokes, and a few laughs.
We use the Lingraphica tool, TalkPath News, as a springboard for sharing our thoughts on the latest current events. The articles on TalkPath News are written to be aphasia-friendly and to make the news stories easy to understand.
We encourage members to post questions, concerns or feelings about what is on their minds. This is a positive, encouraging group. Join us!
What Lingraphica Users and their Caregivers Are Saying
The person I spoke with was very patient and knowledgeable. She helped me with my problem and made sure I could use the Lingraphica device before we hung up.
— TalkPath Therapy User who Completed a Live Chat Session, 10/19/18
It is a fantastic tool/aid for communication, user-friendly, and versatile.
— Caregiver of a TouchTalk Owner, 10/17/18
Demonstrable improvement after just a short period of time.
— TalkPath Therapy Web User, 10/15/18
Ease of use and the excellent speech therapist that trained my brother on it. My brother has aphasia since his CVA in 2015. This device has given him back his voice. Communication is easier now.
— Caregiver of TouchTalk Owner, 10/15/18
Lingraphica is helping me improve my speech and writing after stroke causing aphasia.
— TalkPath Therapy Web User, 10/12/18
Very prompt, courteous, professional staff.
— Caregiver of a TouchTalk Owner, 10/11/18
Because it does almost everything for you. Thanks.
— Caregiver of MiniTalk Owner, 10/11/18
It is amazing to see my husband working on his device. He loves it! It helps him select his food for his meals, tells people who he is and where he came from, etc. It is a blessing that we are able to have one.
— Caregiver of TouchTalk Owner, 10/4/18
It is an absolute device that aids an extremely difficult situation. I am not aware of any other device like it.
— Owner of TouchTalk Device, 10/2/18
It is a very user-orientated, and it is free, giving people who suffer with Aphasia an opportunity to feel they are part of something.
— TalkPath Therapy Web User, 10/2/18