You can make a difference: Practical ideas for working with people who have communication difficulties after stroke

Location: London

Speakers: tba

Date: 9 February 2004 for 1 day

Course reference number: D002
Cost: £80 - buy one place, get one free

About the course

Working with people who have communication difficulties can be challenging for both you and the person who has the communication impairment. This day looks at how you and the person who has had a stroke fit into the big picture. It will give you a greater understanding of what it’s like to live with a communication problem and offer you a kitbag of practical suggestions to deal with the challenges you face in your work role. By the end of the course you’ll be inspired to have more conversations, more involvement and more fun with people who have difficulty talking.

Who is the course for?

Support workers including rehabilitation assistants, volunteers, day centre and social services staff, learning support assistants.

What will you get from attending the course?

  • A better understanding of what communication difficulty is.
  • Insight into what it’s really like to live with communication difficulty.
  • Practical tips for working with people with communication difficulties in your setting.
  • Techniques and ideas to have good conversations with people who have difficulty talking
  • A toolkit for getting to know the person behind the communication difficulty.

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.

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