SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises
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Designed for people with weak mouth, tongue, and lip muscles and/or poor oral coordination, SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises contains videos illustrating cheek, tongue, palate, lip, and jaw exercises that help strengthen the oral musculature.
SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises is easy to use and provides focused, effective rehabilitation. Because each exercise comes as an individual video, you can focus on just the exercises you need and repeat them as many times as you like.
SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises was created by Lingraphica and authored by Elizabeth Begley, MA, CCC-SLP, and Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP.
Prior to starting any new treatment, you should always seek the advice of your physician or other health-care provider on any questions or concerns you may have regarding your specific medical condition.
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What's New in Version 3.4
Minor bug fixes
After my husband had a stroke in 2008, Medicare purchased a computer for him to use for communication and speech therapy. They paid about $8,500.
The hardware was a small Apple laptop, without any of the Apple software. The software was entirely by Lingraphica. The same software as this app, and the other Lingraphica apps being offered here for free.
These apps are a comprehensive collection of speech related software. Some of the apps have a large selection of common phrases, which you can select, to have the computer speak the phrase for you. It allows you to easily communicate just about anything you would need to navigate through your day.
The most valuable portions for my husband have been the therapy related parts. In some of the apps, you can watch short video clips of a woman's mouth, as she clearly speaks words and phrases. This makes it easy to mimic her mouth movements, to learn the correct way to pronounce the words.
In this app, you see short video clips of a woman's mouth, as she does various exercises to strengthen the facial muscles necessary for speech. There is a voiceover which explains each exercise. You can do each one as often as you like, over and over if necessary.
These are the same exercises my husband was doing under the guidance of the speech therapists at a top rated rehabilitation hospital right after his stroke. When the insurance stopped paying for rehab, we were able to continue his speech therapy on our own with Lingraphica.
I highly recommend this software to anyone with speech impairment. It makes a great accompaniment to traditional speech therapy, but it is an absolute must have for anyone without insurance provided therapy. You can't put a price on the sound of your loved one's voice.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Jul 28, 2015
- Version: 3.4
- Size: 109 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Lingraphicare, Inc.
- © 2015 Lingraphicare America, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.