|By Business Wire
|June 24, 2014 09:32 AM EDT
The Aphasia Company, today introduced the iPad®
app component of TalkPath Therapy, its integrated cloud-based speech
therapy solution for the millions of adults with aphasia, a speech
disorder that affects the ability to speak, write or comprehend
language, and the clinicians who work with them to improve language
skills. The company, which has researched and produced rehabilitative speech-generating
devices and assistive technology for adults with aphasia since 1990,
is offering the subscription-based solution, available on the iPad and
the Web, for free during its extended trial period.
Last week, TalkPath Therapy for the iPad was named best mobile commerce
app in the 2014
New Jersey Technology Council’s Mobile Apps Forum competition, which
fielded entries from companies based in multiple states and several
With one account users can access more than 4,600 scientifically
designed speech therapy exercises online or offline from the iPad and
online from a Web browser.
TalkPath Therapy was designed under the guidance of a team of
speech-language pathologists and the company conducted significant
usability testing with members of its Lingraphica Aphasia
Users’ Group – each of whom is working to rebuild speech lost
because of stroke. The company’s own research shows that with continued
practice using TalkPath Therapy’s proprietary icons and content, users
can recover language lost to due to a stroke or other brain injury.
“TalkPath Therapy is a truly mobile speech therapy solution that meets
the needs of individuals with aphasia and their clinicians,” said Andrew
Gomory, CEO of Lingraphica. “We used our three decades of experience to
transform our offerings into an even more meaningful and effective
Clinicians from around the globe are already raving about TalkPath
Therapy. Denise McCall, M.A., CCC-SLP, executive director of the Snyder
Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE) in Baltimore, Md. is
using the solution with numerous members of the center and has seen
“Our members who use TalkPath Therapy are improving their speech,
gaining back more confidence and their caregivers
are reporting that they are more engaged with their family and
friends at home and in their community,” said McCall. “TalkPath Therapy
reinforces the prior research of Lingraphica’s
Dr. Richard Steele and proves that individuals with aphasia can get
better with continued practice.”
Allison Baird, CCC-SLP, President at SpeechWorks,
Inc. based in Winnipeg, Manitoba has also seen noticeable
improvement in her clients using the platform.
“The ease and accessibility of the platform combined with the specially
designed speech therapy exercises provides my clients with a
life-changing tool that empowers and enables them to progress,” said
Baird. “The TalkPath Therapy results are very informative and helpful. I
can tell from the reports that my clients perform better on the homework
exercises than they do in conversation, and this insight helps me coach
my clients during therapy sessions. It also provides a lot of hope that
online platforms can support continued recovery for adults with aphasia.”
Clinicians using TalkPath Therapy have access to extensive reporting
features including task-based reports and detailed activity reports.
These features make it easy to show improvement and adjust plans in real
time. No other solution on the market allows for this functionality on
“We are always looking to create solutions that help individuals
communicate and re-connect with their loved ones,” said Gomory. “Whether
it’s our speech-generating devices or our new TalkPath Therapy, we keep
adults with aphasia, their caregivers and the clinicians who help them
in mind at all times.”
TalkPath Therapy now joins the company’s growing line of product
offerings including speech-generating
devices, and communication
Founded in 1990 and based in Princeton, N.J., Lingraphica is a health
care technology company whose mission is to provide hope for adults with
aphasia and verbal apraxia with technology, support, and resources.
Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects a person's ability to
process and use language. It is typically acquired following a stroke or
traumatic brain injury. For more information about Lingraphica products
and services, call 888-274-2742, go to aphasia.com
or visit the company’s Facebook
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