Sunday, March 24, 2013

Speech & Language Recovery Software for After Stroke, Aphasia or Brain Injury

by Chuck Jones

This week I'm going to give you a look at some software that we demonstrate at our camps. Marylee, the camp Executive Director, and her stroke survivor husband, John, are also using this software regularly to help John improve his communication skills. 

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In this article, the products they offer are organized by a survivor's symptoms. Knowing your survivors and their needs, you should be able to match them with the categories listed below.

Speech therapy software, by symptom

Therapy software programs for your home computer or in the clinic following a stroke or brain injury. View them by symptom (below), with the easiest programs in each section listed first.

Therapy Categories (symptoms)


Articulation {Apraxia, Dysarthria} Speaking clearly.
  • Speech Sounds On Cue - Videos show patient how to say letters and words. For patients who benefit from watching your mouth model the sounds they are trying to repeat.
  • Sights'n Sounds 1 - Works on speech production and articulation at the word level. For patients who can repeat what you say (possibly with effort) without seeing your mouth modeling the word for them. Patients verbally names pictures, reads words aloud and repeats words they hear.
  • Sights'n Sounds 2 - For speech production and articulation at the sentence level.  Records patient's voice and plays it back along with a model sentence for comparison.
  • Numbers 'n Sounds - Speaking numbers out loud.
  • SpeechPacer - Helps to slow down (or speed up) patient's speech.

Word-Retrieval {Expressive Aphasia}

Thinking of the right word to say or write. 
  • Aphasia Tutor 1: Words  -Learning letters & words. Written naming. Also available in an Out Loud version that speaks the letters and words in a human voice.
  • Aphasia Tutor 2: Sentences -Sentence completion and word retrieval. Also available in an Out Loud version that speaks the sentences aloud in a human voice.
  • Sights'n Sounds 1 - Verbal naming (spoken word retrieval) and oral reading.
  • Sights'n Sounds 2 - For speech production and articulation at the sentence level.  Records patient's voice and plays it back along with a model sentence for comparison.
  • Numbers'n Sounds - Reading numbers aloud.
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, & Homonyms - Matching and written word retrieval.
  • Sentence Shaper 2 -our newest (and most challenging) program for aphasia. This helps patients turn halting, hesitant speech into conversational phrases and speeches.

Reading comprehension {Receptive Aphasia}

Auditory Comprehension

Auditory Processing Disorder

Read more about Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Discrimination

Thinking and Reasoning (Cognitive Therapy) exercises

Written Worksheets

Voice Assessment Tool

  • Speech Prism  - Helpful for vocal cord or voice pitch quality. It provides a visual display of what the voice looks like and is thus recommended for a patients with voice disorders who can not hear when they are voicing sounds correctly or not. 

Trial CD

Need help finding a program?

Bungalow's Therapy Advisor can suggest appropriate programs right now. Or contact us for help.

If you wish to visit their site directly their address is:
www.bungalowsoftware.com  
This will take you directly to their Home  page. 


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