Collaborative Stories

conversationNTThis page contains videos created on SentenceShaper by different people — each person records a sentence or two to an existing story, or starts a new one. The goal of this project is to explore ways in which people can use the program to connect with others, and also practice their language.

Stories can be created in various ways:

  • Clinician and client can take turns adding a sentence or two
  • Within an aphasia center, different clients can contribute to the same story
  • People at different locations can contribute to the same story

If you would like to participate, click here to contact us. Current participants are from Loyola Clinical Centers (Baltimore), MossRehab Aphasia Center (Philadelphia), SCALE at the League (Baltimore),  and SentenceShaper Software (Philadelphia).

In some cases, as in the “Boat” videos below, different stories have been created from the same opening sentences.


 

Monster and Snake

Participants: Allison, John, Marcia, Nancy

Summary: This story features a monster, three friendly snakes, and the Macy’s shoe department.

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
2:50

 

 

The Bird

Participants: Sarah, Kathie, Ray, Helper

Summary: A rescued wild bird feels lonely, experiments with hair dye, and finds love at last.

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
1:26

The Mermaid

Participants: Brenda, Ray, Kathie, Helper

Summary: How do you wake up a sleeping mermaid?

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
2:32

 

The Horse

Participants: Sarah, Brenda, Kathie, Ray, Helper

Summary: A horse makes friends in his escape from a short-tempered owner.

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
2:52

Meatball Mayhem

Participants: Brenda, Kathie, Ray, Helper

Summary: A meatball sandwich recipe evolves from initially catastrophic results, and finally fixes itself.

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
2:41

 

The Boat – MossRehab Version 1

Participants: Karen, Ray, Mark, Bruce, Marty, Rich, Bernie, Helen, Ed, Marcia, Ear, Don, Jack

Summary: Three friends set out in a boat together…

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
3:39

 

The Boat – MossRehab Version 2

Participants: Karen, Ray, Sarah, Kathie, Marcia, Brenda

Summary: Three friends set out in a boat together…

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
2:31

 

The Boat – by SCALE at the League

Participants: Wayne, Kenard, Keith

Summary: Three friends set out in a boat together…

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Runtime
2:18

 

The Magic Wombat

Participants: Brenda, Ray R., Sarah, Kathie

Summary: Magic wombat finds friendship with a bear in a glowing purple hole in the ground

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
4:58

The Business Partner

Participants: John, Kathie,Marcia

Summary: A businesswoman accidentally purchases software with magical properties, and her cat makes them both rich. But there is a problem…

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
3:00


The Box

Participants: John, Kathie, Marcia, Roxana, Nancy

Summary: After buying a beautiful box at a yard sale, a woman finds the love of her life. However, he has been captured, so she must first rescue him. She is helped by an aarvaark who can make people tell the truth.

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
2:45

 

The Island

Participants: Ben, Kathie, Keith, Marcia, Roxana, Nancy

Summary: A man has been marooned on a desert island for years. He hears the sound of a large ship approaching, and spots a rowboat with two men and a witch. Life on his little island becomes very exciting…

To play this video, click its play button on lower left. Click the “full screen” icon on lower right to see the video in full screen mode. If you don’t see and hear the video,  try refreshing the web page.

Runtime
1:47