From our series Working Together To Help You Where You Live, this pictographic resource is designed to facilitate a conversational partnership between health care practitioners and people with aphasia. It is also ideal for people with limited English language skills. It is based on the techniques of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia™ (SCA™), developed by the Aphasia Institute.
We have included three resources in this package:
I Want to Talk To
I Want to Talk About
Important Health Contact Numbers
The I Want to Talk to resource helps identify a potential conversational partner.
The I Want to Talk About resource helps identify a potential conversational topic.
The Important Health Contact Numbers resource includes spaces to note the numbers for specific health care providers. There are also numbers listed for Ontario resources including the following:
- Calling 911
- Meals on Wheels
- Telehealth Ontario
- Doorways to Care
- Community Care Access Centre
- Crime Stoppers
- The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
- Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment
NOTE: Resource content is gathered by consulting experts on this topic. To the best of our knowledge, this information is accurate. Although we are not experts on this topic, we are experts in how to communicate information to people who know more than they can say (i.e. people with aphasia or other communication challenges).