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Resources for Professionals on Communication Changes

There are many community services working with people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their family, friends or carers.  Individuals with ABI may access employment, accommodation, respite services, recreational and / or social activities in the community. 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.
  Group of Professional people showing support with communication

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, 135kb)

Dyspraxia Strategies (pdf, 122kb)

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.

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Last updated: 5 September 2017