SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE SENSORY TRIGGER SPEECH RECOVERY PROGRAMS:
Uses all 3 sensory systems required for speech recovery: touch, sight and sound
Focus on being able to communicate one's needs, wants, feelings and thoughts.
Special Core Words vocabulary - Over 1000 most frequently spoken words
Exercises start with words that are the easiest to say
Learn how to "unblock" your speech.
Natural sounding voice feature can be adjusted for speed and pacing.
Option for UK English speakers
Natural sounding voice app can be used on any document, web page, email
Add to the program content for personal names, addresses, expressions and interests
Change or add program content to advance as a person progresses
Activities to apply what is learned in the program to encourage spontaneous everyday speech.
Our programs now run on iPad, iPod, and medium-sized tablets as well as desktops and laptops
Personal Sensory Trigger coaching sessions will show you how to bring back speech in everyday life situations,
so you will go beyond the programs. Sessions are for all levels and speech recovery.
Follow Michael's amazing speech recovery after a massive traumatic brain injury. Using the Sensory Trigger Method and programs, Michael recovered enough of
his speech and writing to converse and help edit his second book. Watch the videos clips showing stages of his remarkable progress on the
Demo page and read
Michael's Recovery Story
Combined with the use of the
most frequently spoken words and conversational words, the method and
materials take most of the frustration out of getting speech back. We
have proved that even in "hopeless" cases, speech recovery is still
possible using the Sensory Trigger
Method. In addition, we have shown that the time frame for recovery
is up to two years and beyond--not six months as previously believed. This is why we have had so much success, even with
"untreatable" cases of aphasia. Read how Barbara Dean Schacker discovered the Sensory Trigger: Story of my father's
amazing speech recovery.
shown that "Intensive Speech Therapy" programs are 85% more effective
than 1 or 2 times a week therapy sessions. Yet these programs are hard
to find and are expensive. With our Whole
Speech Practice Kits, families and therapists now have a way to
provide intensive speech recovery programs, even when time with the
patient is severely limited by insurance cut-offs or Medicare
limitations. Our family friendly programs and materials bring everyone
together. It is also now known that social and family interaction can
make the difference between a person who recovers their speech and
those who do not. The Sensory Trigger Method, is a daily,
go-at-your-own-pace speech practice and interaction that really works.
The Sensory Trigger Method and our Speech Practice Kits are easily integrated
into speech therapy programs and aphasia support groups. Professionally evaluated and
Evidence Base For the Sensory Trigger Method: Evidence base documents, articles, resources
The Sensory Trigger Method was clinically tested in 1991 by Larry A. Boles, M.S. CCC-SLP,
University of California, Davis,
Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation -
All participants who had previously plateaued and were considered "untreatable" with speech therapy, benefited from the programs, regaining speech at different levels during the clinical trial.