June 2023 Content Roundup

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Each month, we try to bring you a roundup of interesting content dealing with autism, aphasia, communication, and the intersection of these topics with technology.

Technology and Communication

How AI Is Helping People Speak

This captivating Marketplace Tech episode delves into the groundbreaking implementation of artificial intelligence in AAC technology. We strongly believe that AI can revolutionize AAC and our own app happens to stand as a testament to that very notion. The possibilities AI brings to the future of AAC are fascinating and worth learning more about!

Aphasia Resources

Communication Tips After a Stroke

This video by the Stroke Association not only provides valuable tips for more effective communication with aphasic individuals, but also showcases them in action through an interview with someone personally navigating the condition. We’ve previously shared lists of tips like these, but witnessing them being put into practice really aids in our understanding and appreciation of them!

These Choir Members Have Difficulty Speaking After Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury, But They Can Sing

There have been many stories about aphasia patients forming choirs, but we think this particular interview with the founder of The Aphasia Choir of Vermont is especially insightful. It provides a compelling perspective on the transformative role of music in helping individuals with aphasia regain their voices and improve their quality of life by discussing the positive outcomes and benefits experienced by the choir’s participants.

When the Words Away Went

The Stroke Association recently unveiled a captivating documentary that sheds light on the profound experiences of individuals living with aphasia. This compelling production showcases three real-life stories, offering an intimate glimpse into the challenges and triumphs associated with this condition. You can watch the trailer on YouTube or access the full hour-long documentary for free via their website.

Autism Advocacy

Fostering Quieter, Inclusive, and Autism-Friendly Communication in the Workplace

This Forbes article delves into the realm of workplace communication, exploring strategies to cultivate environments that are not only more accommodating but also embrace inclusivity for neurodiverse individuals. These valuable insights and practical approaches can revolutionize the way we interact, fostering comfort and understanding for all.

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