TALK - Supporting people with aphasia after a stroke

Aphasia affects a third of all people who have a stroke

About 130,000 people in Britain have a stroke each year and it is generally accepted that a third of these are left with some form of aphasia.

Aphasia has a sudden and profound effect on the person, their family and friends. It impacts on the individual’s confidence, personal relationships, employment and social life. It is a communication disability that is caused by damage to the language processing centres of the brain, most commonly through stroke. It can affect the ability to speak, read, write and understand what’s being said and is a very frustrating and isolating condition. Aphasia can be mild or severe, depending on the type and extent of damage to the brain.

CAN YOU HELP? Volunteers needed to help a group on Thursday in Knaphill Surrey

The role involves assisting stroke recoverers in practicing all aspects of communication in a lively and stimulating environment, thus promoting confidence and increasing independence. Speech Therapist led training sessions are also offered once a term to volunteers to support strategies to aid communication. Good communication skills - will need to be a good listener. Attributes - a friendly, positive manner, patience and understanding. Background in occupation such as teaching, health and social care useful but not necessary. Providing support for people with speech and communication difficulties (aphasia/dysphasia) following stroke, in a group workshop for 2 hours a week (term time only). Accessible by bus route from Woking.

Please contact WAVS on 01483 751456 or e-mail for further information.

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