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Adaptive Technology/Products: Disability Specific: Aphasia

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New Sign Bungalow's speech therapy software has been used by patients and speech therapists for unlimited rehabilitation from aphasia (and other speech-language disorders) in the home and clinic since 1995. Aphasia can affect speech and writing and/or understanding language (auditory, comprehension and reading comprehension) and Bungalow's has programs for each of these. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Clinically proven
  • Motivates the survivor
  • Independent therapy
  • Can be used at home or in the clinic
  • Can provide valuable home therapy practice or be used with speech therapy in the clinic.
  • Provides drill work that a therapist often can't provide.
  • Can help extend speech therapy

    For more information contact: Bungalow Software, 2905 Wakefield Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060-8184, United States or by Phone: 540-951-0623

    Communication Partner's is a company that offers its first video "EVERYDAY OBJECTS" available in both VHS and DVD formats for purchase. This video is a home therapy resource for individuals with severe to moderate word finding difficulties (anomia) due to neurological impairment, such as stroke or head injury. Communication Partner's video, "Everyday Objects," is essentially "speech therapy at home". Developed by a speech-language pathologist, this video is a home therapy tool specifically for people with SEVERE EXPRESSIVE aphasia. This means the individual has difficulty expressing single words and/or short phrases. Automatic phrases such as "thank you" or "hello" may be present, but overall word finding skills are significantly impaired.

    This company offers a list of aphasia resources. For more information, contact them Toll Free at: 888-204-6020, or by Email: help@communicationpartner.com, or write to them P.O. Box 382121 Germantown, TN 38183

    New Sign DynaVox has combined research with powerful technology to create the most complete language framework available on AAC devices today, InterAACt. AAC devices are designed to meet the broad range of needs for individuals with aphasia. It is the exclusive language framework used on all DynaVox products and can be used to encourage language and literacy development, social interaction and participation in the school, home and community settings. Call 1 (800) 588-4548 or use their contact us page for more information.

    New Sign Gus Communication Devices Inc offers America’s largest selection of name brand speech devices! For autism, aphasia, stroke, cancer, laryngectomy, Parkinsons ALS or other conditions. Gus Communication Devices (USA) has been developing speech/AAC software for nearly 20 years. They have speech solutions for Windows, Mac, PocketPC, iPod, iPhone and iPad...and Adroid coming soon. Call 866-487-1006 or 360-715-8580 Hours: 10-5 PST for more information.

    Lingraphica is the speech-generating device designed specifically for adults with aphasia. Combining images, animation, text, and spoken words to provide communication for those who have lost their speech, it enables users to express their needs, thoughts, and wishes. The Lingraphica also provides unlimited speech practice to maximize the return of natural language skills. The cost of Lingraphica may be covered by Medicare or your insureance. For more information, contact them Toll Free at: 888-274-2742, or sign up to receive more information using thier on-line registration Request Information page.


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