Aphasia Activity Ideas for Activity Coordinators

Aphasia Activity Ideas for Activity Coordinators

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Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to the brain. A person with aphasia may have trouble understanding, speaking, reading, or writing.

Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to the brain. A person with aphasia may have trouble understanding, speaking, reading, or writing.

In this article we cover:

  • Types of Aphasia
  • 10 Communication Strategies for Activity Staff
  • Aphasia Activity Ideas for Activity Coordinators
  • Printable Activities

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Christine 15th Mar 2018
Thanks Margaret, this is soo true what you are saying, thanks for sharing your story.
Kind regards Christine
Solange 4th Mar 2018
Hi, Margaret, how very thoughtful of you. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes.
Darla 4th Mar 2018
Wonderful ideas,

Thank you for the research, the understanding to explain to other staff, and the examples to assist people in maintaining their abilities.

Darla
Solange 8th Mar 2018
Thank you for your kind words Darla and Penny. Best wishes.
Penny 27th Feb 2018
Thank you so much for this I have many resident that this will benefit from these activities.This is something that I can get my volunteer to do.
Talita 3rd Mar 2018
Thanks so much for your feedback Penny!
Margaret 27th Feb 2018
My mother suffered MND (Motor Neurone Disease), She was a very independent woman and in her younger days was an airline hostess, nurse and in the army. Imagine what it was like when she lost her speech. I was her main carer from diagnosis to her passing and one of the most frustrating this for her was people yelling at her. When someone suffers speech loss, people tend to talk to them as though they are also deaf. My mother didn't lose any faculties, just her speech and the ability to swallow. I used pictures of everything I could find on google images, even her medications were there. She would just point at the pictures if she got tired of writing on her whiteboard that she carried with her. I ended up putting a sign on her mobility devices that stated " My name is June, I can hear you, I can understand you, I just can't speak to you... Please don't yell at me" ... it worked and would divert embarrassment to both parties. Just thought I would share.
Tania 8th Apr 2018
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