Aphasia can often affect a number of different areas, including:
- Understanding the speech of others
- Understanding numbers & money
Aphasia Simulations have activities you can complete to gain a better understanding of what it might feel like to have aphasia. Experiencing some of the frustration of aphasia yourself may give you a bit more empathy and compassion for those who experience it every day.
At HenderCare, our speech pathologists support adults with aphasia who have experienced a stroke or brain injury, at all stages of life. A speech pathologist might help a person living with aphasia by providing support around the following:
- Making and receiving phone calls
- Sending emails and text messages
- Using social media
- Face-to-face communication
- Scheduling appointments
- Maintaining relationships with friends and family
- Day-to-day literacy tasks such as shopping & managing money
- Accessing employment or volunteering opportunities
- Education and training to family & friends about how best to support a person with aphasia
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about speech therapy through HenderCare, please call our team on 1300 764 433.