Aphasia Awareness Month: Resources to help you get online
This article has information about online tools for people with aphasia. There is also information about how businesses can help people with aphasia.
June is Aphasia Awareness Month. So we wanted to share resources that can help people with aphasia get online.
There is also information about how businesses can support people with aphasia.
Where to find help getting online
Some people with aphasia find it difficult to get online. There is help and support available for people with aphasia to get online:
- There is a guide on our website. It is called Getting online for people with aphasia. This is available as a website or a video. You can also have a paper copy sent to you. You can choose which one you prefer.
- We also have a list of Aphasia therapy apps. These can help you practice your communication. You can find the list on our page Aphasia therapy apps.
- You can also practice filling in online forms on My Stroke Guide. Follow this link to try it out.
- The Good Things Foundation have online training courses. They will help you stay safe and connected. You can find them by click on this link.
- AbilityNet have a lot of 'how to' guides about setting up your computer or tablet or mobile phone. You can find these guides on the "My computer, my way" page.
- There are also grants available for people with aphasia. Some people have used these grants for software and communication aids. You can find out more on The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia and Independence at Home.
Free training for family, friends and businesses
It is important that more people are aware of aphasia and other communication difficulties.
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has developed the Communication Access Symbol and training.
Anyone, including businesses can complete the free online training.
This is important because it can be difficult for people with aphasia to get other people to listen to them. This may also include family and friends.
But it can also happen over the phone or in shops.
There is free training that businesses can do to make sure they know how to listen to people with communication difficulties. This includes aphasia.
The training is done by Communication Access. It teaches people how to listen and reply to people with communication difficulties.
You can sign up as an individual or a business.
Aphasia information on My Stroke Guide
There is a lot of information about aphasia on My Stroke Guide. You can find out more by clicking on the link Aphasia and communication.
There is also a list of other communication tools on the stroke.org.uk website. You can also order a printed copy of a communication aid for stroke survivors with aphasia from our shop.