Designed for people with dysphagia, an impairment of the ability to swallow, SmallTalk Dysphagia provides a vocabulary of pictures and icons that talk in a natural human voice.
SmallTalk Dysphagia contains 50 phrases that cover eating equipment, meal assistance, diet, liquids, medications, and compensatory treatment techniques. It also contains four demonstration videos of treatment techniques commonly used for swallowing.
This app lets you take along the words and phrases you need to communicate your swallowing needs.
SmallTalk Dysphagia was created by Lingraphica and authored by Elizabeth Begley, MA, CCC-SLP, and Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP.
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SmallTalk Oral Motor Exercises: Exercises to strengthen the oral musculature.
SmallTalk Conversational Phrases: Words and phrases commonly used in conversations.
SmallTalk Daily Activities: Words and phrases related to Activities of Daily Living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and leisure.
SmallTalk Intensive Care: Words and phrases patients can communicate to medical providers in the ICU.
SmallTalk Pain Scale: Pain descriptions and images from the Wong-Baker Faces Pain Scale.
SmallTalk Phonemes: Speech-exercises videos for all English phonemes.
SmallTalk Consonant Blends: Speech-exercise videos for consonant blends, such as “bl” and “str.”
SmallTalk Common Phrases: Speech-exercise videos for common phrases, such as greetings, conversational phrases, and aphasia-oriented phrases.
SmallTalk Days, Months, Dates: Speech-exercise videos for the days of the week, months of the year, and ordinal numbers 1st through 31st.
SmallTalk Letters, Numbers, Colors: Speech-exercise videos for the alphabet, numbers 1–20, and primary colors.