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June is Aphasia Awareness Month
Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs the ability to speak and understand others, and often includes difficulty reading and writing, but does not affect intelligence. According to the National Aphasia Association, aphasia affects about one million Americans, both young and old, and is more common than Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy, yet, most people have never heard of it. Improvement in language is a slow process that usually involves both helping the individual and family understand the nature of aphasia.
Research advances are helping us to understand the role of neuroplasticity , the ability of the brain to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life, and are leading to improved medical and therapeutic treatments.
Please join my guests: Ellayne S. Ganzfried, M.S., CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist and the Executive Director of the National Aphasia Association, and Swathi Kiran, PhD,CCC-SLP, a professor at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University, Research Director at the Aphasia resource Center, and a World-Renowned Expert in Rehabilitation After Stroke.
The National Aphasia Association (NAA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
Join Andrew Gomory, Chief Executive Officer of Lingraphica, as we discuss the highlights from ASHA 2012 in Atlanta.
This was the official launch of our new TalkPathSM Suite of Speech Therapy Apps for the iPad. These inventive apps offer therapy activities designed to help people with aphasia or apraxia re-acquire language lost due to stroke or other brain injury.
We'll recap the presentations by Dr. Richard Steele, Lingraphica's Chief Scientist. He conducted 2 presentations this year – a breakout session titled, "Designing Handheld Device Apps for Aphasia Therapy” and a poster board discussion titled, "Improvement Patterns in Severe Chronic Expressive Aphasia Following SGD Use".
Andrew will also go over some of the high-level issues and thinking he is seeing in the quest to help those with aphasia and apraxia.
Listen in as leaders from Lingraphica explain their new campaign for Aphasia Awareness Month, throughout the month of June.
The website FacesOfAphasia.com is at the center of the campaign, which was created to spread awareness about aphasia, a communication disorder, caused by a stroke or other brain injury, that affects the way a person uses language.
Faces of Aphasia is a collection of stories about people affected by aphasia. If you have aphasia, care for someone with aphasia, or treat people with aphasia, please visit FacesOfAphasia.com to learn more and submit your story.
Everyone who posts a story receives a large, beautiful, and FREE poster of the aphasia journey.
NSDF invites you to Seize the Day as we talk about Aphasia. NSDF dedicates this episode of Seize the Day to create awareness of an issue seizure survivors expereince from time to time, some more than others, Aphasia.
During this hour, we will cover these and more:
What is Aphasia?
Why does it occur?
What can be done?
Where can one go for more information and help?
National Seizure Disorders Foundation is giving you this information today as a close to June. You see, June was National Aphasia Awareness Month and not many knew! Let do the right thing and together mark June on our calendars next year as National Aphasia Awareness Month to pay the medical issue better attention and draw awareness where it is due..
Help and information on Aphasia: http://www.aphasia.org/
Help and information on seizure disorders: http://nsdf.us
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Lingraphica's TalkPath Suite of Speech Therapy Apps for the iPad are the culmination of 22+ years of dedicated research.
During those years, we've learned so much about how those with aphasia can improve their communication abilities so they can return to their communities.
In this quick and informative show you'll learn how unique the Lingraphica apps are. You'll learn how our unique approach to customer support makes a huge difference. And you'll learn how a different kind of company is making a lot of noise in the aphasia therapy market.
Speech-language pathologists will find this show very informative.
Tough Talk with Tony Gambone and his guests Alex Genadinik
Alex Genadinik is an author of two business books, and the creator of some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business on iOS, Android and the Kindle with 350,000+ downloads. Alex's books and apps cover topics that entrepreneurs struggle with the most such as business ideas, planning a business, marketing, and raising money. Alex has a B.S in Computer Science from San Jose State University. Problemio.com creates products to help entrepreneurs build their businesses successfully. Problemio.com has been around for almost 2 years http://www.problemio.com/
Have you ever tried getting a child to read books, magazines, anything? We all know that kids love playing on i-pads, tablets, and cell phones well now there are free apps to help them read better. Yes that's right apps. There are all types of pro-literacy programs and initiatives to help kids read better but most focus on getting a book in their hands. Let's face it the world we live in today has an app for this and an app for that and everything is practically digital. Just making a book available online is not exactly the answer. This is where the apps come in. There are free apps on ipads, ipohnes and android cellphones and tablets to help kids read, some are free. Join us to discuss how apps help kids learn to read.
MGN Radio welcomes Shen Wang, creator of Duo-Pisces Technology to discuss the importance of learning apps for kids. He created iMathGenius, one of the best apps to teach Math to kids from kindergarden to High School. You don't want to miss this show! Grab a friend and tune into MGN Radio at 10pm EST. Check out their website: http://www.duo-pisces.com.
More apps and tips for the average language learner to turn them into something amazing. We talk about more apps that really help you get your language learning down pat, and help you speed ahead of the others learning differently. We will cover an app that helps you find penpals, more on anki, ways to utilize the current apps we have covered, and more on some podcasts, and other learning style apps. Stay tuned to become more skilled, and aware of language learning
Listen in for some killer apps that really pack a punch, and help make you a vicious fighter in the language learning race. Be able to kickstart your learning with these free apps that can turn things into pure fun, and effectively teach you for free. The apps described in this show can be found either on their website, or in the Android/Apple Market place
Memrise-An effective app for learning with flash cards and a "planting" feature to keep your memory strong
Duolingo-A fun game style learning app that teaches languages in a silly fashion, yet teaching with incredible skill on the writing side
Anki-A good site for flashcards and fun studying :)
Myrbetriq®'s Advertising Partnership with RunPee App
Pharmaguy interviews Walt Johnston, Vice President of US Marketing and New Product Planning, and Emily Sitrin Mason, Consumer Marketing Director - Urology Franchise, at Astellas (see Bios). We discuss a new partnership with Astellas Pharma US and the RunPee mobile app as part of the company's marketing campaign for Myrbetriq® (mirabegron) featuring an animated bladder character.
The RunPee app is a movie-viewing app that tells you the best time to "run and pee" without missing the best scenes. While the ultimate goal is to encourage individuals to speak with a health care professional about overactive bladder (OAB), Astellas is encouraging those who experience symptoms of OAB to enjoy the movies this summer and download the app to determine the best time to use the restroom during movies if needed.
Questions/Topics of Discussion
Give us a little background about this partnership. Why did Astellas decide to partner with RunPee?
Describe how the app works
Are branded Myrbetriq® ads served up within the app? Describe how that is done.
What is the target audience for Myrbetriq® and how does the app help you reach this audience?
What are are the KPIs for this campaign? Has it been successful so far? What data can you share with us?
What have you learned from this partnership?