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Resources for Families and Support Workers on Communication Changes


Many people experience changes in the way they communicate following an acquired brain injury. These changes can impact on family members and carers and cause worry and stress. The following resources aim to:

  • Increase understanding regarding the needs of people with Acquired Brain Injury
  • Increase understanding of some of the key cognitive and communication changes that affect a person following an Acquired Brain Injury
  • Provide practical and useful information and ideas for managing, preventing and coping with communication difficulties
  • Provide ideas for where to go for further information, support or advice.
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Understanding Aphasia after Acquired Brain Injury (pdf, 160kb)

Originally developed by UK Connect the Disability Communication Network, this resource is a useful tool when communicating with people with Aphasia:
Ten top tips for Talking with people with Aphasia (pdf, 302kb)

Dysarthria following Acquired Brain Injury (pdf, 153kb)

What is Dyspraxia? (pdf, 156kb)

Dyspraxia – What you can do! (pdf, 149kb)

Social Communication (Pragmatics) changes following ABI (pdf, 204kb)

Cognitive Communication Strategies (pdf, 172kb)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (pdf, 168kb)

Voice disorders following Acquired Brain Injury (pdf, 134kb)


Further information and advice can also be obtained by contacting ABIOS directly or seeking other Professional advice.


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Contact ABIOS
abios@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 4 September 2017