Communication is a haphazard activity, fraught with difficulty and misunderstandings, but never more so than after an acquired brain injury where aphasia – difficulty in either expressing or understanding speech – is common. The word is ‘on the tip of my tongue’ but doesn’t quite reach from brain to mouth, or perhaps an entirely different and unrelated word pops out instead.
Many people experience problems with communication, whether it’s due to aphasia, dysarthria (difficulty physically forming the words in the mouth), hearing problems or memory issues. In the Communication Module we learn about these issues and compensation strategies. It is an opportunity for members to grow in confidence as they practice their speech in a safe environment.