Mini-review: SmallTalk for Aphasia

June 22, 2009

SmallTalk is for people with Aphasia –  an impairment to your ability to speak, commonly brought on by a stroke.

The main feature is the visual glossary, a set of every-day terms rendered as cartoons – enabling the  user to communicate at a very basic level, such as asking for food or saying hello.

Additionally there is a set of videos of mouth-positions for self-practice, which is part of the rehabilitation program for stroke patients.

Notes: the main list of terms and icons is pretty easy to navigate – the list is not long enough to require a category or menu system.
There is one major navigation flaw, in that once you have launched the videos or the glossary, you cannot return to the start screen – you must exit and relaunch the application.

Verdict: this is more like an advert for the full Lingraphica product rather than something for day-to-day  use – the list of terms could be much longer, and sorted into categories.

Version: 1.0  | Size: 23MB (due to video content)

iTunes: Small Talk for Aphasia, Free.


Review by: JimbobC