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Working with people with stroke and aphasia (2-day course)

Explore how stroke and aphasia affect communication, lifestyle and emotional issues

"A brilliant course. I wouldn't have missed it for the world"

People who live with stroke and aphasia contend with numerous challenging issues.  But it can also be a tough job offering therapy and support.This two-day course is about practical ways of working with people who have had a stroke or live with aphasia. We will explore why communication can break down, and how to have conversations that are interesting, therapeutic and fun.  You will have the chance to watch videos and get hands-on experience of working with individuals who have aphasia.  This course gives you the opportunity to reflect on the emotional and practical issues of life after stroke. It is designed to increase people's competence and confidence when working with people who live with stroke and aphasia.

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in stroke care who wishes to enhance their practical skills.  Typical participants -  therapy assistants (physio, OT, and SLT),  rehabilitation assistants, care workers, non-SLT staff (nurses, OTs,  physios,  dieticians,  social workers,  counsellors, psychologists PALS staff), newly qualified  SLT staff, SLT returners, all staff new to working with people with stroke and aphasia including doctors and consultants.

What will you gain from attending the course?

  • You will have an increased understanding of the impact of stroke and aphasia on communication, life styles and identity
  • You will gain practical ideas and techniques to work confidently with people with stroke and aphasia 
  • You will be able to help people who have stroke and aphasia in relation to emotional and communication issues

What people have said about this course

'This course has given me a lot more knowledge of aphasia and confidence in dealing with people with any communication disability'

'Very friendly, very informative, thought-provoking and the experience of the tutors was invaluable'

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18 November 2008

10.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)

RCP and RCN Accredited

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Connect, 16-18 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1HL

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Royal College of Physicians accredited for 5 or 6 CPD credits

Approved by the Royal College of Nursing accreditation unit for 5 study hours per day