Category Archives: Aphasia

Picture menu launched to help people with communication difficulties in hospital

No-one would choose to be in hospital but, if we have to be, the majority of us can at least read the hospital menu and choose our preferred dishes. Unfortunately people who have difficulty communicating – including those who have aphasia, … Continue reading

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Identifying and supporting ‘Other ways of speaking’ to ensure everyone can have a voice

Gesure, signing, symbols, boards and books, adapted computers and Voice Output Communication Aids -  in the words of the Hello campaign, 'Other Ways of Speaking' that ensure everyone can have a voice. My final year project 23 years ago was … Continue reading

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Summer 11 Speech & Language Therapy in Practice out now!

The Summer 11 issue  of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice magazine was mailed to subscribers on Friday and Saturday, so should be with you very soon. As well as the second instalment in the new goal negotiation series and … Continue reading

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Music, Melodic Intonation Therapy and Giving Voice

"We found music provided an opportunity for people to express themselves and interact in a poignant way…This has given us food for thought about the link between communication, music and movement." So say the speech and language therapy team for … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung at Speech & Language Therapy in Practice

Mailing of the bumper Spring 11 issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice is now complete and, as always, it is blooming with practical and inspiring articles. We have a new arrival, Whose goal is it anyway?, a series for 2011 … Continue reading

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Supporting people with aphasia to volunteer: useful publications

Do you encourage or support people with aphasia to volunteer? This topic was explored in the article 'Any volunteers?' in the Winter 10 issue of Speech & Language Therapy in Practice. Carole Cross of Connect has been in touch to alert readers to two … Continue reading

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Speech and language therapist Annabel Bosanquet

I was saddened to learn via the Voice Care Network UK of the recent death of speech and language therapist Annabel Bosanquet. Annabel worked in independent practice as a voice specialist. Coming from a background in the theatre, she was also a … Continue reading

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