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Training the trainers

People with aphasia are the experts about their condition. That’s why they are the best people to help you train your staff in how to improve their communication skills and have meaningful interactions with people with communication disability.

Everyone benefits:

  • the people who are trained as they are being taught by people who really know and understand about what it is like to live with aphasia
  • the people with aphasia themselves who gain confidence from giving something back having a purpose again
  • and yourselves, because you are both involving your service users and giving your staff useful and constructive training that will really make a difference in their work.

The Training Together programme

This is in two parts:

  • Training a new team of people with aphasia as communication skills trainers (Training the Trainer).  Two Connect staff train up to 15 people with aphasia to be trainers. The two day course for people with aphasia covers:

        - The role of being a trainer

        - The benefits and anxieties

        - Good and bad conversation partners

        - Learning to give feedback

  • Working with these trainers to deliver training to health and social care staff and volunteers to improve their communiciation skills (Develop your communication skills and make a difference).

The National Stroke Strategy Quality Markers

In relation to implementing the National Stroke Strategy the project specifically addresses Quality Markers:

3 (Information, advice and support)
4 (Involving individuals in developing services)
It also addresses the life after stroke QM 10 -16.

For more information contact [email protected] or call 020 7367 0850