How does it Work?

This page describes  the core functionality of the program. For more detailed information, check out “For professionals”, “Testimonials”, or other sections of the website. Read more »

The Idea behind SentenceShaper

There’s a lot of evidence that people with aphasia still know their language. Unfortunately, however, their language processing is slowed down – it takes them longer to think of words, and words vanish from memory before they can be combined into sentences. SentenceShaper can help you tap into these hidden language abilities. How? By  letting […] Read more »

Start Small, then Build …

You start by recording a word or short phrase, using the program’s built-in sound recorder. This recording gets linked to a small crystal icon. Whenever you click the crystal icon, it  plays back that recording. This combination of a recording and a crystal icon is called a “Snippet”. Snippets are like building blocks. SentenceShaper helps […] Read more »

Word-finding Support

The Vocabulary Cue Buttons along the sides of the screen provide word-finding support. Each Vocabulary Cue Button displays  text; clicking on the button plays the word or phrase aloud. To actually use the word in a sentence,  you play the button, then repeat (and record) it in your own voice. Most workbook pages have Vocabulary Cue […] Read more »

Adding text

SentenceShaper doesn’t require reading ability. However, it does have an area on the main  screen where you can type in text. And since both iOS and Windows (in recent versions) allow the user to enable text-to-speech playback from the settings menu, users can correct their transcriptions by playing them back with text-to-speech and comparing them to […] Read more »