Helen Gowland. Chair Person Tayside Speakeasy Aphasia Self Help (affiliated to Speakability). Laorag Hunter. Speech and Language Therapist NHS Tayside. Aphasia A communication impairment. “ay-fay-zee-ah”. Aphasia Difficulty using and understanding spoken and written language.
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Tayside Speakeasy Aphasia Self Help
(affiliated to Speakability)
Speech and Language Therapist
A communication impairment
Difficulty using and understanding spoken and written language
Aphasia = Dysphasia
Common after stroke, brain injury and some brain illnesses
has their own unique pattern
Changes in vision
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Don’t use unusual vocabulary
Don’t use unusual words
“I am writing to inform you that garage charges will increase on 1st March from £25 per calendar month to £28”
“Garage charges rise on 1st March to £28”
The next working group will be visiting the Scottish Parliament. You will need to bring bus pass, money for coffee and a packed lunch. There will be an opportunity to take photographs.
People with aphasia are not static, they are dynamic
When they are supported to have a purpose, goals and
to feel strong