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Light Technology Augmentative Communication for Acute Care and Rehab Settings (short summary)

Low
technology
AAC
after
stroke

A consideration of the role of low and light-tech AAC strategies in helping people compensate for communication difficulties as a result of a stroke.

This paper looks at a number of different possible approaches to supporting communication for people with aphasia in the early stages of recovery and emphasises the importance of involving patients and their families in decisions about their care.

It concludes that the use of compensatory communication strategies is very useful and important for many people with aphasia after a stroke. AAC should be part of the rehabilitation process from the beginning and needs to be individualised for each person and carried over into the home environment on discharge from hospital.


Things you may want to look into:

Bill's experiences after a stroke

Communication difficulties 

The effect of remnant and pictographic books on the communicative interaction of individuals with global Aphasia

Weblinks - aphasia / stroke

Factsheet - What is Aphasia?

Added to site September 2014


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