Posted 22nd August 2016
We are looking for volunteers at our central Kingston group. If you have spare time on a Tuesday, enjoy working with people and facilitating conversation please consider helping us. You can visit www.dyscover.org.uk to find out more about us. We run weekly groups in Kingston for people who have aphasia (a language disorder) after stroke and our sessions are led by a Speech and Language Therapists. We encourage people to regain confidence communicating and support people to participate in lively conversation and debates. Volunteers are crucial to Dyscover and we’re currently looking for some new and enthusiastic people to join us. Training and support is provided.
You can contact our volunteer coordinator directly at email@example.com
Half way through a busy summer
Posted 18th August 2016
‘Still me’ – members have been creating a unique profile of themselves using multi media images and techniques. Led by local artist, Louise Wishart, our aphasic members enjoyed the opportunity to communicate their personalities through this medium. Sue is pictured preparing her background ready to express her love of taking part in motor sport using some old photographs.
What an Inspiring ‘Soup and Roll’ lunch and talk from Malcolm whose allotment produced the vegetables both he and his wife, Barbara, used to prepare 3 different choices of soup – too much choice, many of us had to try them all (hehe). We certainly had a lot to talk about over a long relaxing lunch!
Fun at Companion Cycling – a much loved activity of ours where the freedom of Bushy Park, use of specially adapted bikes and valiant companions allow most of our hemiplegic membership the opportunity to cycle again. Members Gary and Adrian were joined in a side by side bike by Brian who has progressed onto this style of bike, leaving his wheelchair behind – the joy etched upon his face was evident for all to see!
Researching accessible sports opportunities
Posted 27th July 2016
Suzanne our Programme co-ordinator has been busy this week scouting for Accessible Sport venues in Leatherhead.
Bookham Rifle Club and Pachesham Golf Club are all geared to providing accessible opportunities to us with the support of Mole Valley. Her findings hopefully mean some interesting and exciting opportunities are on the horizon for Dyscover members!
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!