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!
Ready to Try a Communication Device?
A communication device might be a great option for you or a loved one who has aphasia or a communication disorder. To ensure that a device is a good fit for you, Lingraphica offers FREE device trials that a speech-language pathologist conducts with you. At the conclusion of your trial, you and your therapist will decide if the device will help with your communication. Click below to learn more about our three communication device options to see which might best suit your needs and lifestyle.
What Lingraphica Users and their Caregivers Are Saying
This has been excellent help for my wife who is recovering from a stroke.
— Caregiver, 8/8/18
It has been great for my son in so many ways. Thanks, keep up the good work.
— Caregiver of a TouchTalk Owner, 8/6/18
It has changed my son’s life, exposing him to new vocabulary and complete sentences. It has also given him a chance to communicate with others who were unable to understand his speech.
— Caregiver of a TouchTalk Owner, 8/4/18
I can’t believe how awesome this device is. It’s amazing how much it’s helping my wife. I am so happy we came across you guys. This device is a God-send.
— Caregiver of Device Owner, 8/1/18
Brianne was very nice and helpful to a customer that is not very good with computers and following directions. She was right there at every step telling me what to do and how to do it.
— Caregiver of an AllTalk Owner, 7/31/18
Johanna was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was always able to help and answer all my questions. This device will do and is doing wonders for my friend.
— Communication Partner of TouchTalk Owner, 7/29/18
This device is all they said. It opens a new world for those who have problems with expressing themselves through communications.
— Owner of a TouchTalk, 7/28/18
Thank you for being here for me. This device will make it easier for me to communicate with others.
— Person with Aphasia in Device Trial, 7/27/18
Friendly communication with Carmen. She reaches out via phone and email. Carmen is extremely helpful in a very difficult situation.
— Caregiver of a Person in Device Trial, 7/25/18