Some adults experience problems communicating whether it is due to aphasia / dysarthria following a stroke, a learning disability or a progressive illness. Lack of confidence, confusion and frustration can occur leaving the person feeling left out of conversations and friendships etc.
Activate Speech has designed a ‘Put Things Together’ pack to help the person understand and use words/phrases/sentences.
This activity is important as we do this on a daily basis.
The person can practice the skill of verbal reasoning, making judgements, and discuss why they make their choices. Humorous or emotional language can also be used to explain why certain responses are incorrect.
Simple, step by step instructions are used on how to encourage the person to firstly understand the word/phrase/sentence and then use it in communicating with others, whether, through some form of augmentative/alternative system such as gesture, technology or by speaking.
The person may be attending a Speech and Language Therapist or on a waiting list. You can still use this pack in the meantime to complement or support their progress. It is always recommended that the person is referred to a Speech and Language Therapist.
This pack focuses on:
- Auditory memory
- Visual memory
- Listening skills
- Visual scanning
- Recognition of words/sentences
- Recognition of associated words
- Expression of words/sentences
- Expression of phrases
- Expression of associated words
- Expression of sentences
- Verbal/logical reasoning
Use of descriptive, humorous, emotional language etc.
Set contains an instruction booklet with 32 photo cards, in a handy A6 size with metal case.