If you have aphasia, you know how frustrating it can be to know what you want to say, but be unable to find the words. If you need help communicating, an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device may help you. When you can’t find the words you need, an AAC device can be your voice.

Lingraphica AAC or speech-generating devices can fill the gap when your verbal speech is not getting across everything you want to say. A communication device does not take the place of speech; it is a back-up plan when others do not understand you. Many people with dysarthria communicate with a combination of verbal speech and a device.

The devices use a system of icons that feature pictures, text and verbal output. If you also have aphasia, these icons are designed to be easy to identify and understand. They come pre-programmed with many common words and phrases, but they are also simple to program. This means you can add in icons that are meaningful to you and can help you achieve your communication goals, whether that’s reconnecting with friends and family, participating in a hobby, or being more independent in your community.

Lingraphica AAC or speech-generating devices are designed for adults with aphasia. The devices are built based on r on how people with aphasia communicate most effectively. Lingraphica devices feature a system of icons, which combine an image, written text, and spoken words. These icons are built to be easy to identify and understand, with people with aphasia in mind. They feature real pictures and realistic drawings, which are the easiest for people with aphasia to use. Because the system is picture based, it’s still easy to use even if you have trouble reading or writing.

The devices come pre-programmed with many common words and phrases, but they are also simple to program. This means you can add in icons that are meaningful to you and can help you achieve your communication goals, whether that’s reconnecting with friends and family, participating in a hobby, or being more independent in your community.

The devices also feature text-to-speech to communicate whatever is on your mind – quickly type a new word or phrase, and say it once or save it for use again. Many people with aphasia communicate best with drawings and pictures. Lingraphica’s AAC devices make that easier than ever with a digital whiteboard and a built-in camera. Use the device to document your story, and share it with others.

The best part? Using an AAC device can help you work on your own verbal speech. The devices meet your immediate communication need by saying a word or phrase aloud. However, many people are able to use the device to improve their own speech. By seeing the picture and hearing the word, they are able to say the word even when they couldn’t without the cues from the device. Because Lingraphica’s AAC devices are based on research with people with aphasia, the devices are also designed to provide a therapeutic benefit. This means that the process of using a device can actually stimulate your brain to improve your language skills.

Lingraphica devices have helped thousands of people with aphasia to meet their communication and life goals. If you have aphasia and need help communicating, an AAC device can help you take the next step.

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