Using SentenceShaper for treatment

SentenceShaper  can be used at almost any point in the recovery process. In the beginning, it can help people to create simple, short sentences. Later on, it can be used for more complex grammatical structures, scripts, and video narratives to post on the Internet. Why is the program so flexible? Because it is, simply, a prosthesis to help people create better speech, by  providing […] Read more »

Narrative-based treatment: Telling stories with SentenceShaper

Most treatment studies with SentenceShaper have focused upon one specific protocol: what we’ll call “Narrative-based  SentenceShaper Therapy”, in which people use the program to construct multi-sentence narratives, such as retelling TV shows and movies, or recounting life events. For some people, this is only possible with SentenceShaper. See the section about research with the program, […] Read more »

Targeting one kind of sentence

You can also use SentenceShaper to practice a particular sentence structure. The program comes with built-in workbooks for simple active sentences and sentences with prepositions, subordinate clauses, and adjectives. In these workbooks, each page shows a picture, there is help for the main vocabulary items along the side of the screen, and the prompt button […] Read more »

Tips for creating better speech with SentenceShaper

Here are some suggestions for how to use SentenceShaper most effectively. They have evolved during our research collaborations studying nonfluent aphasia. They may not apply to people with other kinds of language problems. 1. Replay everything! Try to replay each snippet (recorded sound clip) immediately after you create it. And replay the Sentence Row every time you […] Read more »