Virtual Connections Featured Partner: Stroke Onward

Founded in 2019 by stroke survivor Debra Meyerson and her husband Steve Zuckerman, Stroke Onward, a non-profit initiative of the Social Good Fund, works to provide stroke survivors, care partners, and healthcare professionals with resources to help navigate the emotional journey to rebuild identities and rewarding lives. There are seven million stroke survivors in the…

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Lingraphica Signs On In Support Of The For The People Act

People with aphasia and other speech or language impairments experience many challenges in their day-to-day lives. The ability to speak, read, write, and understand language can range from mildly challenging to severely difficult. When those abilities fall short, it can disrupt any task or interaction that involves speech or language — including one’s right to…

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Lingraphica Names Juneteenth A Company Holiday

Effective immediately, Lingraphica will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all employees. Diversity, equity, and inclusion have long been present in our decision-making at Lingraphica. Sometimes we’ve done well. Many times we’ve fallen short. In the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd, we have been reflecting…

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Virtual Connections For Aphasia Caregivers

There are no doubts about it: Caregiving is hard work. But hard work can take its toll, and those consequences aren’t always as obvious or even acknowledged. At Lingraphica, we’re fortunate to interact with aphasia caregivers on a daily basis. In 2020, we reached out to hundreds of caregivers to try and learn more about…

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Introducing More Inclusive Skin Tone Options To Our AAC Devices

Throughout history, humans have relied on symbols to represent or convey certain messages. From prehistoric cave paintings to modern street signs, simple images can express ideas, rules, and emotions. Now, iconography in the form of emoticons are a part of our day-to-day lives in unique ways. A smiley face as a reply to text message…

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6 Stroke Prevention Tips For A Healthier Life

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States, and a leading cause of disability. According to CDC estimates, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Ischemic strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced by a blockage, while hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood…

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Understanding The Challenges Of AAC

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and their patients have an array of tools and strategies to choose from when considering care. One such tool is augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC. AAC is a term that we use to describe the various methods an individual with a speech or language impairment can use to communicate. At Lingraphica,…

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4 Aphasia Myths We Hear Too Often

Estimates vary, but approximately 2 million people in the United States have aphasia. Despite this, it’s not a well-known condition. If you’re unaware of or unfamiliar with aphasia, you’re not alone. And unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about the condition. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most common myths and misconceptions…

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