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People with aphasia working together with speech and language therapists. Alison Anderson. Introduction. Live in Glasgow Kidney dialysis for 5 years Stroke in 2005 aphasia. Speech therapy and aphasia action group. Consultation event in 2005 - What’s good about speech therapy services

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people with aphasia working together with speech and language therapists

People with aphasia working together with speech and language therapists

Alison Anderson

introduction
Introduction
  • Live in Glasgow
  • Kidney dialysis for 5 years
  • Stroke in 2005
  • aphasia
speech therapy and aphasia action group
Speech therapy and aphasia action group
  • Consultation event in 2005

- What’s good about speech therapy services

- What’s not working well

- What future services should be available

outcome of consultation
Outcome of consultation
  • Improve information
  • Better training and education

-medical staff, retail, transport, leisure etc

  • Community Support
the group
The group
  • 5 people with aphasia and 5 carers
  • Work on improving speech therapy information
  • Group members trained in ‘how to make information clearer’
  • Developed a range of information factsheets
factsheets we re working on
Factsheets we’re working on
  • Clearer appointments
  • What is speech and language therapy
  • Speech therapy for aphasia in the early stages
  • Reactions to aphasia
what is good about the group
What is good about the group
  • Made me feel good about myself
  • Give me hope for the future
  • Meet other people with aphasia
  • Given me a purpose
  • Provided support to get on with my life
how can speech and language therapy help
How can speech and language therapy help
  • Help to achieve the outcomes
  • Help people to communicate in the group
  • Make the group ‘aphasia friendly’
  • Equal partnership
  • Be committed
what next
What next?
  • Raise awareness of aphasia
  • Training for the domestics for the tea trolley and stroke nurses
  • Make a DVD about our experiences
  • People with aphasia supporting others
  • Link with social work