We know that people can continue to make improvements in their speech and language long-term, however it’s around the 6 month mark that the intensive input from SLT often begins to decrease. So it’s around this stage that SLT may encourage patients to take more autonomy and more of a self-management approach with their rehab. So this might be doing their own therapy at home using resources or computer therapy provided by SLTs, it might be maintaining strategies that help their communication, or it might be attending stroke groups, run by SLT or voluntary organisations for example the Stroke Association. Those groups can be really useful in helping people to share their experiences and continuing to adjust to living life with communication difficulties.
Introduces the Aphasia Centre, including:
Aphasia Café to practice talking to other PWA and students and 1 to 1 further therapy with students training to be SLTs.
Focus on skills to do with living with aphasia.
Graham talks about his experiences, and what he enjoys at the Aphasia Centre.
Students interacting with clients at the Aphasia Centre.
Shots of accessible materials to aid communication.
Stan talks about his experiences, and how going to the Aphasia Centre has helped him with talking, reading and spelling.