SmallTalk Aphasia Male provides a library of pictures you can tap that speak in a male voice. It comes with dozens of common words and phrases you can use in everyday situations like meeting someone for the first time, telephoning someone, ordering at a restaurant, communicating with healthcare providers, and much more.
It also contains a series of videos that show the tongue and lip movements necessary to say key words and phrases. You can easily rearrange the order of the icons or remove others to make it simpler to focus on your most important messages. Then, reset the app to return to original settings.
WHO IS THIS APP FOR?
+ Stroke Survivors
+ People with Aphasia
+ Caregivers of People with Aphasia
+ Speech-Language Pathologists
+ Speech-Language Pathology Students
Learn more about Lingraphica at www.aphasia.com
Minor back-end improvements; Color icons now available.
Ratings and Reviews
It would be nice to see more options. I need to be able to know what I can do for my dad who had a stroke. He needs to be able to point to the icon on the app to tell me his needs. Below are things that would be helpful for the stroke patient and their caregiver.
I need to go to bathroom
I am tired
I am sleepy
I am hungry
I am thirsty
I am hot
I am cold
I like to go for a walk
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback! We have several other free apps available that have phrases just like the ones you've mentioned! SmallTalk Daily Activities is a great start for those daily phrases one might need. If you would like even more custom possibilities, you might want to try a speech-generating device for your dad. We would be happy to talk to you about it! You can visit https://www.aphasia.com/speech-generating-devices/ to learn more or call us at 888-274-2742.
Simple, but potentially life changing!!
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder, which can occur after a brain injury such as a stroke. Lesions to different areas of the brain can result in qualitatively different impairments (i.e. difficulty expressing or comprehending language).
Psychologists who have worked with such patients know all too well the debilitating effects it can have on someone's life. Often times, the patient can understand what others are saying, but simply lack the ability to communicate through speech or writing. Several of the patients I have worked with became depressed, withdrawn and isolated after their stroke. Fortunately, certain patients can benefit from augmentative or alternative communication (ACC).
To that end, technology can sometime help patients regain some basic communication skills. I have recently reviewed this app on my blog for psychologist and refer to it as, "small, but potentially life changing tools". They allows patients to scroll through common phrases designed to facilitate communication such as, "I have aphasia, I had a stroke, I have trouble speaking, yes, no etc." Other similar similar apps include common phrases related to activities of daily living. Pictures are provided beside the text to facilitate communication if reading is difficult.
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