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Meeting the challenges of severe aphasia

Gain encouragement and inspiration to work creatively and positively with this client group

“Amazingly useful! As an Occupational Therapist the course gave me really valuable ideas and hope”.

People with severe aphasia are widely perceived to get a raw deal in relation to accessing services, participating in therapy and being involved in research and consultation exercises.

Stroke teams report particular difficulty in authentic goal setting and involvement in decision making with this group. Often healthcare workers, clients and family members feel frustrated and anxious at the lack of 'progress', the timing of discharge and the limitations of local community services and support.

This course will take a fresh look at what living with severe aphasia means.  It will inspire you to think about creative ways of extending opportunities and choice in health and social care settings and everyday environments.

Full course details, with venue, timings and cost can be printed off below.

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in stroke care who wishes to enhance their practical skills but also improve the range and quality of the service they provide.  This might include counsellors, dieticians, doctors, information officers, nurses, occupational therapists, PALS officers, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, speech and language therapists.

What will you gain from attending the course

  • You will have an increased understanding of, and insight into, the everyday experience life and experience of people with severe aphasia 
  • You will gain practical ideas for including people with stroke and aphasia in choice making, goal-setting and everyday routines including a framework for thinking about how problems might be addressed
  • You will have the tools, ideas and inspiration to work positively with this client group by making sustainable changes within your service

What people have said about this course

“Access to cutting edge research to update our practice in a practical, creative way”

“Another inspiring day that has given me confidence to look at the service and critically analyse how to improve things within current services”

“Helped me to view 'therapy' in a different light – reinforced that disability not impairment is the way forward”

“Lots of practical ideas to take away – a great day”

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Meeting the challenges of severe aphasia course details (45 kb)

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Quick info

04 November 2008

10.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)

Approved by the RCN accreditation unit for 5 study hours

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

Enhance your skills and service courses – boost your skills and change the direction of your stroke services

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