1st Edition

Beyond Aphasia Therapies For Living With Communication Disability

    304 Pages
    by Speechmark

    This book focuses explicitly on therapeutic techniques developed from a social model approach to disability and learning to live with difference. It describes theories, activities and methods of implementation developed from the work of Connect with people with long term aphasia. "Theoretical discussion runs alongside practical ideas for therapy and evaluation, case studies and commentaries from the authors regarding the method and means of implementation." Synthesises theory and practice in this new area of service delivery. Its non-impairment led focus of the therapies means that it has wide appeal to therapists, health service professionals and volunteers who work with people with chronic disabilities affecting lifestyle and communication.

     Developing therapies for living with communication disability; Partnerships and practicalities: groupwork, goal setting and evaluation; Facilitating Communication; Breaking down the barriers; Developing therapies for developing identities; Aphasia and beyond: real-life therapy.


    Carole Pound, Susie Parr, Jayne Lindsay, Celia Woolf