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 cue.
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.
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.
from the Adler Aphasia Center
...I have a new favorite [program for speech therapy]: Sentence Shaper 2. I think is is the most versatile program...""
-Jennifer Lynn, from her Stroke Blog
This aphasia & apraxia software is helpful for word-retrieval due to anomia (expressive aphasia), 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..."
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.