Learning to live with Aphasia
Posted 21st July 2016
Our Learning to Live with Aphasia group is all about adjustment and developing the confidence to challenge oneself.
7 members have completed 2 terms of the year long course. We finished this term with a celebration of achievements and have caught a few examples on camera.
Giving a presentation to the group, making coffee for fellow members, using a stick rather than the wheelchair, and ordering a drink in our local pub.
Posted 20th July 2016
As if following instructions isn’t hard enough for someone with Aphasia, making your own up and communicating them are a real challenge! Pictured here are two jubilant members, who with peers did just that! Successfully carrying out a team challenge this morning members used their communication strategies to draw, write and gesture their ideas. Each with the use of just one hand to add to the difficulty they produced their target of a high lengthy structure that passed the ball into the goal using just a few selected materials!
Posted 19th July 2016
Picture shows our peer leaders in training, all of whom have aphasia.
We have 3 dates during the summer for Aphasic non-members and their relatives to join like minded people for an informal get together:-
Wednesday 3rd August, Wednesday 17th August and Wednesday 24th August at 10.30am.
Please call 01737 819419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our premises search continues ….
Posted 13th July 2016
Two of our Trustees busy searching for a new home for Dyscover.
Stroke Assembly, Swindon 7th & 8th July 2016
Posted 11th July 2016
13 from Dyscover had a successful 2 days at the first South Stroke Assembly in Swindon organised by the Stroke Association.
“The hotel and facilities were excellent and a varied programme of workshops, talks and leisure activities were available. It was a good opportunity to meet other people with Aphasia and organisations and share experiences and learn form one another.” Marilyn George, Volunteer and Service Manager