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1 Speech & language therapy software

2 Designed by a Speech-Language Pathologist software covers treatments for all types of aphasia and other speech & language problems Speech & language therapy software

3 Speech & language therapy software Created to help individuals with different types of aphasia as a result of a stroke or other acquired brain injury such as a brain tumor, trauma, or infection. Efficient for other patients with problems in speaking, reading and auditory comprehension, discrimination, cognitive processing.

4 Speech & language therapy software Very beneficial for Speech-Language therapists as a tool in their practice, and for students studying speech pathology to guide them through and help them master work methodology with patients.

5 Speech & language therapy software Without ongoing therapy practice patients often do not improve, and it is proven that their problems may even worsen. Speech & language therapists and researchers all agree that continuous practice helps recovery.

6 Speech & language therapy software Software-based treatment can speed recovery enormously by providing the practice and repetition at the time convenient for the patients and their families.

7 Software works in the way that imitates the work of actual speech pathologist and corresponds with the patient in much the same way. Speech & language therapy software How does it work? Interacts with patient, providing feedback (instant answer evaluation) and helpful hints. It prompts the patient with a cue (photo, spoken question, story, movie, etc.).

8 Speech & language therapy software What are the benefits? Clinical studies have shown that therapy software can greatly help patients improve speech & language skills. The software is interactive, providing feedback (instant grading) and helpful hints.

9 Speech & language therapy software Patients are motivated because they can work at the limit of their ability to make real progress, and don't become bored or frustrated as easily.

10 It provides valuable home therapy practice and it can also be used during speech therapy in the clinic. Speech & language therapy software Can help extend speech therapy. By providing lots of drill-practice, computer- assisted speech therapy can help improve progress and prevent the insurance company from terminating therapy. Can be use at home or in the clinic.

11 Because of the feedback and hints, patients can work independently at their own pace whenever they like, for as long as they like. Speech & language therapy software Provides drill work that a therapist often can not provide. Survivors often reach temporary plateaus in their recovery. To get past a plateau, they need a lot of drill work at the same level. This type of drill work is usually not available in the clinics or provided by speech therapists.

12 It offers 8 modules and 76 different sub- modules for different types of speech therapy and symptoms of speech & language disorders that can be treated and improved with this software. Speech & language therapy software Description:

13 Software is consisted of over 4000 different exercises. Exercises are offered to the patient from simple to more demanding, which is in accordance with speech and language therapy methodology. Speech & language therapy software

14 Speech & language therapy software Software can be operated using computer mouse or keyboard.

15 Module consists of pictures and audio recordings naming different objects and allowing patient enough time to name objects or to repeat after speaker. Speech & language therapy software Listening:

16 Module is divided into 3 sub-modules: Word, Sentence, Complete the sentence. Patients are offered audio, visual and textual stimulation to name object in form of words, sentences and sentence completion. Speech & language therapy software Speaking:

17 Module has 6 sub-modules designed for patients who benefit from watching speech therapist mouth model the sounds they are trying to repeat. Works on speech production and articulation at the sound, syllable, word, sentence and sequence level. Speech & language therapy software Repetition – Articulation:

18 Organized in 5 sub-modules and over 290 different exercises which include: comprehension of simple and more demanding words and sentence level phrases (respectively) in discrimination of colors; comprehension and discrimination of time (hours, days of the week and month, months in the year...) comprehension and discrimination of sounds (musical instruments, vehicles, animals, environmental sounds...) comprehension and discrimination of group objects and more complex instructions. Speech & language therapy software Auditory Comprehension and Discrimination:

19 Has 8 sub-modules which include: coping of the written text, completing and writing words and sentences, matching the words, writing following audio recording, comprehension of the written text. Speech & language therapy software Writing:

20 Reading comprehension module is consisted of 8 sub-modules, where patient is offered exercises in letter, word and sentence level reading comprehension, and in more demanding sub- modules paragraph and story level reading. Through most of the sub-modules patient is guided using visual and verbal stimulation. Speech & language therapy software Reading:

21 Last two modules are designed for cognitive therapy. Module Mathematics has number pronunciation, discrimination and writing exercises. Also includes counting, completing the sequence and algebra exercises. Speech & language therapy software Mathematics:

22 This module covers various aspects of cognitive therapy including: repeating sequences using visual and audio stimulation, matching and memory exercises, sorting images in according to the sequence of events, arranging images from the multiple parts, visual perception exercises focused on recognition of identical shape... Speech & language therapy software Memory and reasoning:


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