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Preparing For Election Day With A Communication Impairment

As the midterm elections in the United States approach, people around the nation are making their Election Day plans. On Tuesday, November 8, Americans will head to the polls to cast their votes and exercise their constitutional rights. Some of those people will have aphasia or other speech or language impairments. Disability can profoundly affect…

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How AAC Users Can Prepare For An Emergency

Disasters and emergencies interrupt the lives of millions of people every year. In 2021, more than 400 disastrous events related to natural hazards occurred, affecting 100 million people and causing more than 10,000 deaths. These numbers don’t even consider other isolated emergencies, such as house fires. Certain populations, like those who depend on AAC devices,…

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Aphasia News Roundup Summer 2022

12-Year-Old Little League Pitcher Returns Home After Traumatic Brain Injury Anthony Labin, a 12-year-old from New Jersey, is back home and recovering after being hit by a line drive on July 11 during a Little League game. The accident left the boy with aphasia, but reports say “he has made remarkable progress.” See Story Cross-Country…

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What Makes Lingraphica’s TouchTalk Plus Stand Out

In 2011, we launched our midsize tablet called the TouchTalk. In the 10-plus years since, it has become our most popular communication device. We’re thrilled at how the TouchTalk has helped individuals with a variety of speech and language impairments to improve their communication, speech, and quality of life. Over the last decade, the TouchTalk…

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5 Celebrities Who Experienced Aphasia First-Hand

Though the general population of the United States isn’t necessarily aware of it, aphasia is relatively common. It is estimated that 2 million people in the U.S. live with aphasia, so it might not be surprising to learn that some famous celebrities have lived with aphasia. Their stories, like so many of the aphasia stories…

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4 Tips On Winter Preparedness And Aphasia

Winter weather may bring seasonal enjoyment to many around the world, but winter weather is also twice as dangerous as the summer heat according to the to CDC. And when a condition like aphasia or brain injury is involved, it adds a unique level of risk to the common types of winter accidents. That’s why…

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5 Podcasts For Anyone Living With Aphasia

Podcasts have been growing in popularity for years since the medium’s inception in the early 2000s. In 2006, 22% of adults in the U.S. were aware of podcasting. Today, that percentage has climbed to 78%. If you can think of a topic, there is likely a podcast (or several) that covers it — and podcasts…

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