Our mission for Aphasia Research at Lingraphica is to improve communication, speech, and quality of life for individuals with speech and language impairments through research and evidence-based practice.
Purpose for Aphasia Research at Lingraphica
The Research Team seeks to explore the opinions and outcomes of people with aphasia, caregivers, communication partners, and clinicians to influence, enhance, and establish our product offerings for the betterment of those who live with aphasia and other communicative disturbances. Scientific data will influence the development of programs that improve user experience.
Meet the Research Team
Dr. Shawnise Carter, CCC-SLP.D
Shawnise joined Lingraphica in 2016. She has experience providing speech and language services to adults and children with a wide variety of concomitant disorders. She has over 17 years of experience and has worked in skilled nursing, home health, evaluation teams, school settings, and as a private practitioner. Shawnise earned her BS and MS degrees in speech and hearing sciences from Tennessee State University and her doctor of science degree in speech-language pathology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
Dr. Richard Steele, PhD
Dr. Steele is an original founder of Lingraphica. As the company’s Senior Researcher, he is responsible for the Lingraphica’s treatment technology as well as the research on its effectiveness. Prior to founding Lingraphica, he was a Research Health Scientist at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. He holds a BS in Physics from Stanford University and an MA and PhD in Slavic Languages and Linguistics from Harvard University. He holds three U.S. patents related to rehabilitation.