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Resources for People with an ABI on Communication Changes

There are many areas of communication that can breakdown following a brain injury.  The resources at the bottom of this page aim to:

  • Increase your understanding of how brain injury might change the way you communicate
  • Increase your knowledge and provide ideas for living with changes in communication, personality or behaviour. Not all of these changes will apply to you or your situation.
  • Provide information for your family, friends or services that you are working with
  • Give you ideas for where you can go for further information, support or advice.
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Understanding Aphasia (Language Impairment) after ABI (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 (Motor Speech Impairment) after ABI (pdf, 130kb)

What is Dyspraxia? (pdf, 138kb)

Social Communication (Pragmatics) changes following ABI (pdf, 158kb)

Cognitive Communication Strategies (pdf, 131kb)

Extra Strategies to help Communication – an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) approach (pdf, 170kb)

Voice Disorders following ABI (pdf, 155kb)

For further information contact ABIOS directly or seek other Speech Pathology Professional advice.

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Last updated: 5 September 2017