A Message From Director Amy Russo On The Importance Of Diversity In “Their Words”

My name is Amy, I’m the Video Production Specialist at Lingraphica, and I had the exciting job of directing the company’s first ever aphasia documentary, Their Words: An Aphasia Documentary Series. We wanted to get an inside, day-in-the-life view of people’s experiences with aphasia, so we decided the best way was to capture each moment…

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A Q&A With “Their Words: An Aphasia Documentary Series” Director Amy Russo

Amy Russo is Lingraphica’s Video Production Specialist and the driving force behind Their Words: An Aphasia Documentary Series. Here, we take a moment to ask Amy some questions about her goals, motivations, reactions, and more. Aphasia is common, but often unheard of by the general public. Prior to joining Lingraphica, what sort of awareness did…

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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…

4 Virtual Connections Sessions We’re Excited About This October

With each passing month, we’re stunned by the amazing community that we’ve grown together within Virtual Connections. It truly is a privilege for our team to meet with so many unique individuals with aphasia and their families. Hundreds of people have joined us for Virtual Connections since its debut in 2020, and we’re excited to…

How To Get An AAC Device

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) comes in many shapes, sizes, and levels of complexity. No-tech and low-tech AAC — such as gestures and communication boards — can help many people with their needs. But there are also cases where high-tech AAC might be a more appropriate fit. People with speech or language impairments caused by…

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What To Know About Communicating With An AAC Device User

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are varied and powerful tools that can help people with certain speech and/or language impairments communicate. But for prospective AAC device users, the thought of relying on technology can sometimes be intimidating, despite all the benefits they can provide. One of the primary concerns device users have is how…