How to Manage a Socially Distanced Holiday Season

This year the holidays are going to look a little different. Health organizations around the world are advising the public to limit indoor gatherings to curb the spread of COVID-19. If you are living with aphasia or someone who has aphasia, feeling isolated or alone might be common. But this year’s holiday season and social…

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Regaining Independence in Your Community

Having aphasia doesn’t have to stop you from being an active participant in your community.  A Lingraphica AAC device can make everyday outings simple and accessible. Whether you want to order from your favorite restaurants, express concerns to your doctor, or ask for help in case of an emergency, a device can help. Watch this…

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Regaining Your Independence With an AAC Device

Surviving a stroke and being diagnosed with aphasia is a harrowing experience. Although many individuals fully or partially recover from aphasia within the first year, others endure moderate to severe aphasia for years or even for the rest of their lives. Aphasia can significantly curb a person’s independence and make them entirely dependent on a…

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How An AAC Device Can Help You Improve Your Speech

As you may have recently learned, an augmentative and alternative (AAC) device can help individuals with speech and language impairments to communicate in several ways. But, AAC devices offer far more than a way to communicate. They are actually shown to improve speech in several studies. Nonetheless, there is a persistent and common misperception that…

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How to Communicate with An AAC Device

An augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device is a tool that helps someone with a speech and language impairment to communicate with others more effectively. The devices are commonly used by individuals with conditions like aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, autism, or a developmental disability. Since these conditions affect a variety of cognitive and physical abilities, it’s important…

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Stroke Survivor Bob Barren Tells His Story

Bob Barron talks about his life before he suffered a stroke five years ago and how having aphasia has changed his life. Hear about his journey in the video below. Interested in how Lingraphica can help you? Schedule a call with one of our communication specialists or call now to speak to someone. Lingraphica Can…

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How to Practice Mindfulness

Living with aphasia after a stroke or brain injury can be stressful and anxiety inducing for both the survivor as well as his or her family members. There’s no doubt that for many, those feelings have only been intensified by the ongoing global pandemic. If you are among those struggling with these emotions during these…

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Can Your Speech Improve?

An aphasia diagnosis can be life shattering for both the individual with aphasia and his or her loved ones. If your speech is affected, you may wonder whether it will go back to what is was like before the onset of aphasia and how much time it will take to see an improvement. The short…

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Four Ways to Improve Communication While at Home

Just because you’re spending more time at home doesn’t mean you have to stop working on your communication. In fact, it may be the perfect opportunity to dedicate time each day to getting online and finding resources that will help you improve your communication.   Here are four ways to improve your communication during COVID-19:

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Brokenness and Aphasia

By guest author: Rochelle Anderson I’m not sure what disability means. Does it mean the inability to be employed as stated by the Social Security Administration? Is it the World Health Organization (WHO) definition as an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions? For me, disability means the right side of my body is broken,…

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