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.
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'This simply written and excellently organised book describes an integrated social and linguistic model and practice for living with aphasia...is a highly useful clinical guide and resource for those working in rehabilitation centres or community agencies' - Marilyn Gomberg-Silver, Aphasia Institute, Toronto, Ontario, JSLPA
'The material is clearly written and the book provides well produced visual aids...particularly impressive is the drawing by Daniel of stress and aphasia. It provides good instruction on how to facilitate communication in a variety of existing ways. Any professional could gain something from this book' - Shelagh Brumfitt, University of Sheffield, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 'Overall, I highly recommend this book. Speech pathologists and speech pathology students should find it useful...It is practical, theoretically and clinically stimulating, readable, and thought-provoking...it has a powerful message' - Deborah Hersh, Speech Pathology Australia
'..an excellent, accessible synthesis of theory and practice...[and] is an enjoyable, inspiring read for anyone involved in group therapy for people with aphasia' - RCSLT Bulletin
Carole Pound is a speech and language therapist with a specialist interest in neurorehabilitation. She is a director of Connect. Susie Parr has worked as a speech and language therapist in Ireland, Liverpool and Bristol, she has also carried out research into aphasia and literacy and the social consequences. Jayne Lindsay works at Connect with Carole and previously worked extensively with people with communication and swallowing problems in all stages of the rehabilitation process. Celia Woolf is a speech and language therapist with a specialist interest in community based therapy for adults. After completing the Advanced Clinical Studies in Aphasia, she joined the team at Connect.