WHOLE KIT WITH SPEECH TREE
STARTER KIT Level One
STARTER KIT Level Two
TRACING SHEET SET
SPEECH TREE PRINTED VERSION
Product Descriptions and Free Samples
Video Demo - Tracing Sheets Video Demo - Cards
Video Demo - Let's Talk
|Our experience has shown that stroke surivivors need a variety of daily activities and exercises in order to recover their speech and independence. They need more than professional therapy and physical care--they need special help and daily tools to help them regain their former abilities. Our Whole Speech Practice Kit, our Starter Kit or our Paper Materials Kit are designed for use in the home OR in combination with therapy.
This page contains samples of products and detailed descriptions to assist you in making your choice and placing your order. If you want to start with just on or two items, refer to the Recovery Plan to see which items to order first. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us toll free at 877-835-3157. We will be happy to help.
Explore over 130 spoken words found in daily living in this computer CD program. Practice with pictures and human voice sound. This program also has over 250 changeable worksheets with activities to progress from words to phrases and sentences. Includes over 1000 Core Words to add to worksheets and computer screens you can make yourself for unlimited word practice and sentence making. Works well with speech therapy, rehab, care center or at home. This multisensory program, many have said, "made the difference". Award-winning design. How is it different from "Speech Tree" program?
Content includes Parts of the Body or Food, Rooms and items around the house. As you click on the pictures and use your hand to move the mouse to operate the program, you will train signals to go to the other side of the brain. Practice the words with pictures and the sound of human
voice, then begin to write the words. The program uses the Sensory Trigger Method which make the touch signals come BEFORE the specially timed sound cue. (See Sensory Trigger Method). It has no distracting sounds and has adult oriented graphics. It is easy for even severe aphasics to operate independently. Once these "anchor words" are planted in the other side of the brain, more words will be attached to them as they progress through the tracing sheets and other materials.
This program works well with speech therapy or for working independently
at home. With insurance paying for such a small amount of therapy these
days, this program makes the therapy you do get, more effective or fills the bill when therapy is cut off prematurely.
Also, many who have had unsuccessful therapy sessions, have been able to
return to therapy with more success after doing this program.
Try the free demo.
The Let's Talk program version 4.0 is here! We added over 400 new
conversational sentences. The sentences use the Let's Talk "anchor" words
and are changeable so you can make them either easier or more challenging.
The new version also makes it easier to add and use new natural sounding
"Text-to-Voice" readers. This enables you to create your own talking
speech practice screens with matching worksheets or individualize the program screens, adding new words to
to match individual needs, skill level and interests. You can
get a British voice reader so you can change how the program sounds. There
have been many requests from our friends in the UK for a British version--
now we can provide that.
Pathway to Recovery Based on years of research, this is the essential piece of
the puzzle. Explaining how and why this approach works when others
fail, this guide will help you understand what "family assisted stroke
recovery" is and how you can help your family member talk again. This guide
has been called "extremely helpful". Recommended to get the most out of
the Let's Talk program and the other materials from Stroke Family, as well
as formal speech therapy. Your family will get organized to help them
whether they are at home or in a care facility. Includes the 4 keys to success--four essential factors or techniques for speech recovery, that Barbara discovered, that have been previously unknown or overlooked. No more feelings of
hopelessness or helplessness!
The Caregiver Guide Whether recovering at home or in a care facility, this guide
provides essential information about the specific needs of stroke patients.
More important, the guide is a frank explanation of information your doctor
may not have provided you with or that the care facility needs to do in
order to support stroke recovery. New treatments and some alternative
treatments available to stroke survivors are also given in the guide,
so families can have a starting point for their own research and decision
making. Described as "very helpful", this guide will save you a lot of heart ache, time and money.
Lefty's Tracing Sheets These
tracing sheets quickly provide motivation to retrain the alternate hand to help access new patterning in the brain for speech, while retraining
writing in both printed letters and cursive.
a splash hit, Lefty's Tracing Sheets include 26 key words, one for each beginning
phonic sound of the alphabet, plus sets of sheets covering "feelings", "the
five senses" and "opposites". If Let's Talk is "too easy", Lefty's
Tracing Sheets may fit the situation better. For most people, it is recommended that they be used together.
Perfect to those without computer access.
To learn how Lefty's tracing sheets have already helped someone, go to Robin's Story.
Works well even for beginning levels; vocabulary can easily be expanded
to more difficult levels with a little assistance. Based on the most frequently
used words in speech--a different set of words than "Let's Talk".
For a sample tracing sheet,
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Card Games Highly motivating and fun activity for everyone!
These cards include a complete set of the most frequently used words in English.
The games and activities are based on familiar favorites they will remember
how to play and include: Lefty's Word Rummy, Lefty's Word Poker, Unscramble
the Words, Lefty's Word Links and more. May be used for speech practice.
By using the alternate hand, to arrange the cards, these games help access
hidden speech potential plus stimulate word order and combining for both
speech and writing.
Full instructions for the games
include playing at different levels of difficulty. Lefty's Card Games
include easy instructions. Perfect to those without online access or a
computer. For those who are already speaking single words or phrases who
want to progress to more abstract concepts and longer strings of words.
Also for those who have gone through the other Stroke Family programs and
are looking for a way to reinforce and expand upon them. Play these games
with a non-competitive, fun approach--there's no "win or lose". A coach
can be designated to help anyone who needs it. Lefty says:"Everyone must
use their alternate or left hand to play the games!" Perfect for Stroke
Support groups and rainy days. With a little coaching, you can even play
them with your grandchildren. Get the whole family involved!
Helps expand speaking vocabulary
and writing with 300 words! You can even make your own cards with the
blank cards provided in the boxed kit.
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Conversation Pieces Lefty's got another new card program! Conversation
Pieces"s familiar words, phrases, and 3 or 4 word sentences help to trigger
speech. Phrases like "salt and pepper" and "I see" are more deeply imprinted
and so are more easily triggered. Over 300 expressions will help expand
speaking vocabulary to several hundred words and help stimulate and
initiate responses in real conversations. Motivation to talk is enhanced
with many emotionally charged words and phrases. Abstract words and verbs
are more easily accessed because they are connected to concrete words and
feelings. Full instructions for several multisensory learning activities are
included in the set. Try this level with mild to moderate aphasia. (Stroke
survivor should be able to say at least some single words before starting
these activities.) Conversation Pieces is an excellent paper-based program
for those who find Let's Talk and Lefty's Tracing Sheets too easy or who have
gone beyond that level--a bit more challenging than the other two card sets.
The boxed set of cards cover
over 300 (each set is different) of the most frequently used words in
speech and will provide hours of informal home speech practice materials.
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Cue Cards include all the words in the
Let's Talk program and Lefty's Tracing sheets in 2-word combinations, phrases
and simple 3 - 4 word sentences!
Cue Cards prompt speech while adding the skills of word ordering and combining
words for both speech and writing. Excellent companion materials or followup
for either Let's Talk or Lefty's Tracing sheets or combine with Lefty's
Word Games and Lefty's Conversation Pieces! These cards are good for beginning
levels and cover about 400 words using eleven different activities!
or print out, go to Cue Card
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Rebuilding the Body After Stroke
How is it that we have over 700,000 strokes
in the U.S.? What causes an otherwise healthy person to have a stroke?
What is wrong with our diet? What natural supplements can enhance
recovery? After a stroke, a person must rebuild
their body. The brain controls so many functions in the body, a stroke
can cause general weakness and depression that prevents or
at least interferes with the recovery of functionality and speech.
More important, brain cells often continue to die after the stroke,
due to lack of oxygen and nourishment. A healing diet is not difficult
to accomplish. It usually involves just a few changes. New supplements
have been found that increase oxygen, circulation and nourishment to strengthen
cell walls to promote healing in the brain while improving memory and cognition. No matter how good your therapy is, your body and brain may not recover
fully without enhanced nutrition and supplementation. What is good
for prevention is also good for recovery, so the whole family will be interested
in the lifestyle changes that might prevent anyone else from having a stroke.
It is Stroke Family's goal to provide education to reduce the number of
strokes, not only in the U.S., but worldwide. The research is ALL
THERE--we just haven't put it all together and done something about it.
Includes gentle exercises and how to treat depression naturally. This guide puts it all together. It is up to you to do
something about it!
Plan See how all this fits together!
Go to the Pathway to Recovery Chart.
miniguides in every order. Parts
of our two guides are taken out and will be sent with any order. These
are "To Do" lists for "Multisensory Learning Tips" (from the Pathway to
Recovery guide and "Ways to Help With Stroke Recovery" from the Caregiver
guide. Though not the whole guides, any order will get these
plus the Pathway to Recovery Planning Chart.
Free SpeechBlockers Chart, Recovery Plan and access to more Stroke and Aphasia resources and solutions with every order!
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