Presentation training for our Aphasia Ambassadors
Posted 27th September 2016
Our Aphasia Ambassadors play an important role in raising awareness of the condition and how Dyscover can help. Speaking to an audience when you have aphasia can be daunting though, so we were delighted to learn some confidence building tips from Public Speaking coach Ges Ray. Thank you Ges for so generously giving us your time!
Informing our Colleagues
Posted 26th September 2016
We like to match our Aphasia Ambassadors to the audience, and Deena was the ideal person to speak to the Stroke Forum at St Georges’ Hospital. This group of clinicians and patients aims to improve stroke services, and was interested to hear about Dyscover from Deena, who until her stroke in 2012 had worked at St Georges as Principal Lecturer in Nursing Studies.
Posted 21st September 2016
Difficulty understanding the written word is a common feature of aphasia. Today we helped our learning to live with aphasia group tackle every day reading challenges, using simple strategies such as highlighting key words in a page of text.
The Finished Article!
Posted 8th September 2016
We are pleased to see the fruit of our members’ labours at last month’s photo collage session. Laurel was one of 8 members who participated, choosing to design her poster on the theme of family holidays. She was delighted with the result.
New Term – here we come…
Posted 5th September 2016
Its the official start of Dyscover’s Autumn term today and what a busy time its been preparing 8 different full and packed programmes for each of our groups. Amongst group planning meetings and a team meeting, Speech and Language Therapist, Felicity Parsons, delivered training to some of our volunteers on our newly produced aphasia friendly iPad guide and how it can be used as a tool to aid our members – more news on how our term is going to follow.