Helps patients transform slow or halting utterances
into toasts, wedding proposals and speeches.
Screenshot with vocabulary buttons (on the left and right) and a picture
This new communication software is like a word-processor for
spoken language, helping those with aphasia record and edit speech
in their own voice. It's clinically proven to help patients speak
better. Patients use it to transform halting, slow,
unconfident utterances into wedding toasts, voice emails, spoken
anecdotes and (in the Pro+Editing version), play them with personal photos in
computer scrapbooks. Built-in therapy materials allow practice on
different kinds of sentences of increasing complexity.
How it works
The patient observes cues (a photo, vocabulary
buttons, a spoken model) or an empty workbook and then records
their speech then arranges these recorded snippets into sentences and
stories and can even play them back later to use the software as a
communication aid or (in the Pro+Editing version) they can also
play those back along side personal photos in computer scrapbooks.
I last wrote, one of our members has returned to the workforce as a
graphic artist… He is in the process of building a custom set of
vocabulary terms in Sentence Shaper… Another gentleman is running for
councilman in his town. He is [using it] ...to help him develop
portions of his speeches, and prepare answers to questions that he
anticipates receiving. ” (Yes, he won the election) "
from the Adler Aphasia Center
have a new favorite [program for speech therapy]: Sentence Shaper 2. I
think is is the most versatile program...""
-Jennifer Lynn, from her
- Clinically proven to help
patients speak better.
- Users create longer and better sentences or phrases.
- Strengthens self-monitoring (ability to monitor and correct one’s one
- Can be used by nearly anyone. No reading or typing required.
- Patients work at their own pace.
Additional Clinical Info
Your Bungalow S & L CD lessons have been a godsend for my stroke which left
me with a speech problem. I have been working which my speech therapist.
Edward G. Volick P.E.
aphasia & apraxia software is helpful for word-retrieval due
in which the patient has difficulty naming objects or
retrieving words. So, if you show them pictures of objects,
they have difficulty verbally naming the object. It's
particularly effective for fluent aphasia
(also called Wernicke's Aphasia
), in which the
patient can speak, but much of that speech is in
appropriate. So if you show them a baseball and ask
"what is it" they might respond "round...you
throw...you know...the catcher..."
- Microsoft Windows XP or newer.
- 400 MB Hard Disk Space.
- Sound Card and Speakers
(if your computer makes complex sound (like playing
music CDs or speech) it has a sound card.