Clinical Blogs

feathers196The posts on this page describe how SentenceShaper is being used in various settings. Some of the comments in the ‘Testimonials” section are excerpted from these blogs. We would love to share any information about how people are using the program; just click “Submit a Clinical Blog” on the right side of this screen.




[Aphasia Center] Gina Antonelli and Denise McCall, CCC-SLP

The Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE) in Baltimore, Maryland is a community treatment center for people with aphasia and their families. SCALE provides a place for people with aphasia to connect and empowers them to participate in small groups at the center and more fully in the wider community. We are committed  to […] Read more »


[University clinic] Karee Anderson and Alex Ledbetter, M.S., CCC-SLP (doctoral student/clinical supervisor)

At the University of Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Center, we were fortunate to acquire SentenceShaper, on the advice of Dr. Whitney Postman. It is available for all clients to use and is currently being used consistently with an adolescent boy working on language and cognition goals post right hemispherectomy. The interactive interface and intuitive nature […] Read more »


[University Clinic] Francine Kohen, CCC-SLP

We have used SentenceShaper extensively both in research and in the clinic. It is obviously a terrific terrific tool for building sentences. It is so well-designed and easy for clients to use that they truly enjoy using it and often request that we use it during an activity. We have found it especially helpful for […] Read more »


[University Clinic] Andrea Atticks, CCC-SLP

“Karen is a 42-year-old woman with aphasia and apraxia resulting from a stroke four years ago. Karen is working with a speech-language pathology graduate student at the Loyola Clinical Centers and has goals in both verbal and written expression. Karen and her clinician have been using Sentence Shaper, in conjunction with WordQ, to target both […] Read more »


[Urban Classroom] Whitney Anne Postman, PhD (Linguistics)/CCC-SLP, and Janet Brodie, M.A., CCC-SLP

In 2010, we conducted the first attempt to incorporate SentenceShaper into school-based Speech-Language Pathology. The program was used with school-aged children of different levels to address a variety of speech and language capacities– for example high school students who stutter improving fluency in expository discourse, 6th grade students refining articulation of late-acquired sounds in narrative […] Read more »


[Aphasia Center] Chrysa Golashesky

The Adler Aphasia Center in Maywood, NJ, provides a wide range of support for people with aphasia, including a well-equipped technology lab, which has used SentencerShaper since 2006. Chrysa Golashesky writes: “The members who use SentencerShaper all produce some language, usually speaking in phrases. The vast majority of them are very computer-literate, so they can work the software[…] Read more »


[Individual User] John S., Edinburgh, Scotland

John S., a research scientist, has experienced paragrammatic speech and difficulties with reading and writing following a stroke. He uses SentenceShaper to create well-formed, spoken sentences — the program lets him play back his speech, listen to it carefully, and polish it until it is correct. He then transcribes these spoken utterances into the program’s Caption Box. Using a screen reading […] Read more »