Stroke and Brain Injury
When a person’s speech and understanding are impacted by an event such as stroke or brain injury, daily activities like making important decisions, being involved in work or hobbies, and spending time with loved ones are impacted too.
Compass features the Stroke & Brain Injury Persona, a powerful, yet intuitively simple, solution to support participation in everyday activities. With it, you can communicate, be more independent, and continue focusing on your recovery — all the things that enhance your life.
A powerful set of communication tools.
Stroke & Brain Injury Persona adds more communication tools for you to use. Scripts allow you to take your turn in routine back-and-forth conversations. They may also prompt you to take your turn with your natural speech. Whiteboards allow you, or your communication partner, to write or draw and save the image for use again at a later time. Rating Scales, including a pain scale, help you communicate with medical professionals and your caregivers. All these integrated communication tools support communication opportunities you encounter every day.
The Stroke & Brain Injury Persona is a comprehensive communication Pageset designed to address the unique language needs of individuals with Aphasia. Designed through extensive research, field-testing, and customer insight, it provides an unmatched solution for those who have had a stroke, brain injury, or other condition resulting in Aphasia. The Stroke & Brain Injury Persona uses a NavBar layout.
This one-of-a-kind Pageset supports the needs of individuals who use alternative access methods, like scanning or a head mouse. Features include a comprehensive vocabulary (adjusted based on determined ability), easy storage of messages on a page, and efficient retrieval and editing of messages previously spoken. Individuals who can successfully touch buttons on a screen may also find the organization of this Pageset useful.
Designed for those with ALS in mind, the Navigator Pageset supports the needs of individuals who are literate and have the ability to use a variety of access methods, including a keyboard, scanning, or a head mouse. To support efficient and effective communication, the Navigator Pageset provides a structure to store topic-specific messages, to efficiently access and edit previously spoken messages, and to communicate preprogrammed phrases that can be used in many settings. This Pageset uses a series of levels to introduce new communication tools and other features in a way that promotes easier learning and more successful use.
The Master Page Pageset features a consistent home with links to all of your Topics and communication tools. After selecting a Topic and messages, simply select a “back” button to return to the Master Page. Like the NavBar Pageset, the Master Page Pageset can utilize either large visual scenes or a more traditional grid of messages for each topic. The Master Page Pageset can be customized for all ages and ability levels and is appropriate for keyguard users.
The Text-based Pageset offers communication pages with single words and complete messages organized as Topics, QuickFires, Keyboards, and other Communication Tools. The Text-based Pageset is designed for literate teenagers and adults.
WordPower is a well-known, clinician-developed core word strategy that allows you to combine single words into your own phrases and sentences. WordPower is flexible, so it can be used by both children and adults with different ability levels.
WordPower is not included with Perpetual Apps.