SentenceShaper 2

Helps patients transform slow or halting utterances into toasts, wedding proposals and speeches.

Screenshot with vocabulary buttons (on the left and right) and a picture cue.

This new communication software is like a word-processor for spoken language, helping those with aphasia record and edit speech in their own voice. It's clinically proven to help patients speak better.  Patients use it to transform halting, slow, unconfident utterances into wedding toasts, voice emails, spoken anecdotes and (in the Pro+Editing version), play them with personal photos in computer scrapbooks. Built-in therapy materials allow practice on different kinds of sentences of increasing complexity.

How it works

The patient observes cues (a photo, vocabulary buttons, a spoken model) or an empty workbook and then records their speech then arranges these recorded snippets into sentences and stories and can even play them back later to use the software as a communication aid or (in the Pro+Editing version) they can also play those back along side personal photos in computer scrapbooks.


Quote about speech therapy softwareSince I last wrote, one of our members has returned to the workforce as a graphic artist… He is in the process of building a custom set of vocabulary terms in Sentence Shaper… Another gentleman is running for councilman in his town.  He is [using it] help him develop portions of his speeches, and prepare answers to questions that he anticipates receiving. ” (Yes, he won the election) "

-Chrysa Golashesky
 from the Adler Aphasia Center

Quote about speech therapy software...I have a new favorite [program for speech therapy]: Sentence Shaper 2. I think is is the most versatile program...""

-Jennifer Lynn, from her Stroke Blog 

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Additional Clinical Info

 Quote about speech therapy softwareClay,
Your Bungalow S & L CD lessons have been a godsend for my stroke which left me with a speech problem. I have been working which my speech therapist.

Edward G. Volick P.E.

This aphasia & apraxia software is helpful for word-retrieval due to anomia (expressive aphasia), in which the patient has difficulty naming objects or retrieving words. So, if you show them pictures of objects, they have difficulty verbally naming the object.  It's particularly effective for fluent aphasia (also called Wernicke's Aphasia), in which the patient can speak, but much of that speech is in appropriate.  So if you show them a baseball and ask "what is it" they might respond  " know...the catcher..."

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