Resources for Professionals on Communication Changes
There are many community services working with people with
The resources below have been developed to provide basic
information to these community services.
The resources on this page aim to:
- Increase understanding regarding the needs of people with Acquired Brain Injury and the needs of family, friends and carers
- 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 management, prevention and coping with complex communication needs
- Provide ideas for where to go for further information, support or advice.
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:
Top Ten Tips for Talking with people with Aphasia (pdf, 302kb)
Dysarthria following ABI (pdf, 153kb)
What is Dyspraxia? (pdf, 264kb)
Dyspraxia Strategies (pdf, 244kb)
Social Communication (Pragmatics) following ABI (pdf, 212kb)
Cognitive Communication Strategies (pdf, 170kb)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (pdf, 167kb)
Voice Disorders following ABI (pdf, 139kb)
Further information and advice can also be obtained by contacting ABIOS directly or seeking other professional advice.