Talking to Your Communication Health Assistant


From the Talking To … series, 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.

Talking to Your Communication Health Assistant resource contains the following topics:

1. Your team

2. Anatomy and stroke

3. Speech and language

• Aphasia and motor speech disorders
• Primary Progressive Aphasia and Dementia
• Communication Therapy
• Emotions
• Swallowing therapy

4. Audiology

• Hearing
• Otoscopy
• Tympanometry
• Hearing screening
• Your hearing
• Feelings
• Ear molds: what to expect
• Hearing aids and other devices
• Changes in your environment
• Problems with hearing aids

5. Communication Health Assistant

• Tools

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 33.50 × 24.5 × 1.5 cm
"The value of formal SCATM training has been immense for me – both in practical applications and in “grand ideas” for the future. It has really re-focused my [Speech-Language Pathology] SLP practice on the practical outcome of increasing life participation and independence/autonomy in future conversations. "
- Anonymous
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