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1 People with aphasia working together with speech and language therapists Alison Anderson

2 Introduction Live in Glasgow Kidney dialysis for 5 years Stroke in 2005 aphasia

3 Speech therapy and aphasia action group Consultation event in What’s good about speech therapy services - What’s not working well - What future services should be available

4 Outcome of consultation Improve information Better training and education -medical staff, retail, transport, leisure etc Community Support

5 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

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7 Factsheets we’re working on Clearer appointments What is speech and language therapy Speech therapy for aphasia in the early stages Reactions to aphasia

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 Work together!


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