Profile of John, who uses Connect's services

Key issues and schedule of therapy

Key issues
Social isolation / loss of employment / feeling angry and frustrated.

Communication
Can say and write some single words.
Difficulty reading sentences, understanding spoken names, dealing with numbers.

Social impact
Had to return to Britain from Australia after his stroke; cannot read or write letters (mail), or use the telephone. Therefore has no contact with his family and friends abroad.

Therapy goals

  1. Developing reading and writing skills to enable John to deal with his letters and bills and to write to his family and friends abroad.
  2. Developing communication strategies to reduce his anger and frustration.
  3. Problem solving issues to do with starting an adult education class. Exploring possibilities and choices about going back to work.

John's typical weekly therapy programme

Monday  

10.30 11.30

Individual language therapy developing reading skills

11.30 11.45

Coffee

11.45 12.30

Group session project work, planning a social outing

12.30 1.30

Lunch

1.30 2.15

Group session using gesture

2.15 3

Group session conversation skills

   
Friday  

10.30 11.30

Group session drawing for communication

11.30 11.45

Coffee

11.45 12.30

Group session assertiveness and aphasia

12.30 1.30

Lunch

1.30 2.15

Group session access to information and services

2.15 3

Group session developing communication books

 

Name John
Age
50 years
Previous occupation
Dentist Medical background Stroke 4 years ago
Time at the London Centre

18 months

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