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Lingraphica Names Juneteenth A Company Holiday

Effective immediately, Lingraphica will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all employees. Diversity, equity, and inclusion have long been present in our decision-making at Lingraphica. Sometimes we’ve done well. Many times we’ve fallen short. In the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd, we have been reflecting…

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Virtual Connections For Aphasia Caregivers

There are no doubts about it: Caregiving is hard work. But hard work can take its toll, and those consequences aren’t always as obvious or even acknowledged. At Lingraphica, we’re fortunate to interact with aphasia caregivers on a daily basis. In 2020, we reached out to hundreds of caregivers to try and learn more about…

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Introducing More Inclusive Skin Tone Options To Our AAC Devices

Throughout history, humans have relied on symbols to represent or convey certain messages. From prehistoric cave paintings to modern street signs, simple images can express ideas, rules, and emotions. Now, iconography in the form of emoticons are a part of our day-to-day lives in unique ways. A smiley face as a reply to text message…

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6 Stroke Prevention Tips For A Healthier Life

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability. According to CDC estimates, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Ischemic strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced by a blockage, while hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood…

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Understanding The Challenges Of AAC

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and their patients have an array of tools and strategies to choose from when considering care. One such tool is augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC. AAC is a term that we use to describe the various methods an individual with a speech or language impairment can use to communicate. At Lingraphica,…

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4 Aphasia Myths We Hear Too Often

Estimates vary, but approximately 2 million people in the United States have aphasia. Despite this, it’s not a well-known condition. If you’re unaware of or unfamiliar with aphasia, you’re not alone. And unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about the condition. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most common myths and misconceptions…

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6 Hobbies To Explore If You Have Aphasia

When you develop aphasia, it takes time to adjust to a new lifestyle. It can be difficult to learn how to face the various challenges that accompany the condition. For one example, maintaining hobbies can demand more than what might be possible. But if you’ve lost a hobby due to aphasia, it doesn’t mean that…

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4 Aphasia Tips For 911 And Other Emergencies

Aphasia can present a number of challenges, both universal and personal. When speech and language abilities are disrupted, it can turn interactions that were once simple and straightforward into demanding obstacles. Things once taken for granted — making a phone call or speaking a name — emerge as hurdles. But improvement can be possible.  An aphasia diagnosis…

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