Working with People with Severe Aphasia

Location: London

Speakers: tba

Date: 15 October 2003 for 1 day

Course reference number: C002
Cost: £100

About the course

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 and inspire you to think about creative ways of extending opportunities and choice in health and social care settings and everyday environments.

Who is the course for?

Those working regularly with people with aphasia, including speech and languge therapists, stroke group organisers and volunteers, people working in education.

What will you get from attending the course?

  • An insight into the everyday life and experience of people with severe aphasia
  • A framework for thinking about how problems might be addressed
  • Practical and creative ideas about goal-setting, choice, and inclusion
  • Encouragement and inspiration to work with this client group
  • Support in planning and maintaining achievable change in your setting

Other information

Course times 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Tea and coffee provided


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

How to apply for training events
To find out more about the individual courses and conferences click on the links in this section or contact Carole Cross.

Application form
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