We currently run five morning support groups – including one at Kingston – where members participate in a variety of activities designed to maximise their communication abilities and build the confidence to communicate in a group environment. All sessions involve some whole and some break-out group work, and are facilitated by teams of Speech and Language Therapists, support staff and trained volunteers.
Members are consulted with, and actively encouraged to help design each term’s programme, which typically includes discussion topics, projects, practical group activities and presentations.
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Different programmes for different needs
At Dyscover we understand that living with aphasia is a long term challenge. Experience has taught us that the needs of people with aphasia and their families change over time, and that when provided with the right sort of support they can continue to make progress – in terms of adjustment, confidence, and communicative success – over many years.
We have designed the following three distinct types of programme in order to meet these different levels of need.Learning to Live with Aphasia» Conversation and Support» Moving on»
All groups are led by Speech and Language therapists, and each has its own distinct character. A variety of factors help determine the most suitable programme for each individual, and members may move from one group to another as their needs change. Members decide for themselves if and when they want to leave Dyscover – many continue their association with us for many years.