This special issue of Aphasiology examines the issues of access and inclusion as experienced by people with aphasia. A comprehensive editorial introduces the seven papers drawn from four different countries, and the issue reflects a balance of theoretical papers, detailed descriptions of access in practice, and research reports. The volume focuses on access and inclusion/exclusion in relation to information, communication, conversation and social interactions, community and life participation, health care, decision making, and service planning and delivery. The papers and their implications are relevant to clinicians and researchers across acute, rehabilitation, and community healthcare setting, as well as community social services.
M.Cruice, Editorial: Issues of Access and Inclusion with Aphasia. K. Bunning, S. Horton, 'Border-crossing' as a Route to Inclusion: A Shared Cause with People with a Learning Disability. C. Pound, J. Duchan, T. Penman, A. Hewitt, S. Parr, Communication Access to Organisations: Inclusionary Practices for People with Aphasia. N. Simmons-Mackie, A. Kagan, C. O'Neil Christie, M. Huijbregts, S. McEwen, J. Willems, Communicative Access and Decision Making for People with Aphasia: Implementing Sustainable Healthcare Systems Change. T. Threats, Access for Persons with Neurogenic Communication Disorders: Influences of Personal and Environmental Factors of the ICF. N. Simmons-Mackie, J. Damico, Access and Social Inclusion in Aphasia: Interactional Principles and Applications. S.Parr, Living with Severe Aphasia: Tracking Social Exclusion. L. Worrall, T. Rose, K. McKenna, L. Hickson, Developing an Evidence-base for Accessibility for People with Aphasia.