Posted 27th October 2017
All new Dyscover staff and volunteers attend our training day as well as being provided with on the job support and supervision.
We also extend training to other stroke support organisations and were pleased to welcome 10 external participants to our autumn term’s training session. One participant commented: “It has made me think more deeply about how I communicate with people with aphasia. The ‘tool box’ and personal book are great ideas to encourage conversations.”
Although David and Nick have both experienced a stroke, their aphasia is very different. Nick has difficulty processing what he hears and reads whereas David’s problem lies more in word finding and sentence construction. Their humour and resilience shone through as they each told their story and answered questions about how they are managing life after stroke, and the challenges that aphasia brings.