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    Weʼve raised £195 to Help Speak with IT buy an ipad installed with speech therapy software for use by our volunteers to help clients who live with aphasia.

    Huddersfield
    Funded on Tuesday, 30th January 2018

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    We're doing a Santa Dash on December 3rd in Huddersfield, to raise much-needed funds for people with aphasia. To put you in the picture of what life is like for someone diagnosed with aphasia: whilst dealing with the aftermath of a stroke, brain surgery or similar injury, someone with aphasia also have to come to terms with the loss of their speech. At a time when they're probably desperate to ask a multitude of questions, and need critical reassurance and help, aphasia can rob them of their voice, and their understanding/comprehension.

    The NHS is unable to provide the level of ongoing support required by people who have aphasia. However, with the right support, and assistance when using the latest computer software therapies, patients can make significant progress on their journey to regaining their speech.

    Speak With I.T. is the net when when you think you're falling. It's heart-warming to think there are people like you around."

    Case study:

    In 2016, Deborah Fahey suffered a stroke, which shook the whole family to the core.

    “At first I could hear but not speak. I had to say to myself, be calm," she recalls.

    Deborah’s stroke left her with aphasia, a condition experienced by a third of stroke victims (around 40,000 people each year). It affects a patient’s ability to speak, read, write and comprehend, to varying degrees.

    Alongside finding it difficult to communicate and be understood, aphasia can leave sufferers feeling isolated and vulnerable at a time when they need extra support. Deborah’s has mild-moderate receptive aphasia and moderate expressive aphasia, which means her sentences are not always grammatically correct, and sometimes she struggles to understand the meaning of words and sentences.

    Deborah was discharged from hospital in October 2016, after receiving speech and language therapy support at Chapel Allerton Hospital. She was referred to Speak With IT to improve her speech using computer therapy.

    Deborah was paired with trained volunteer Nina Pearson, who is now a qualified speech therapist. Then, she was a Speak With IT volunteer who complimented her speech therapy studies at university with practical work experience. This allowed her the opportunity to put her learning into practice in real life situations – in this instance, helping Deborah improve her speech.

    Twelve months on and Nina is still visiting Deborah at her home in Hunslet. Deborah has just been awarded a grant by Tavistock Trust, which enables her to access a specific computer therapy programme for two years.

    Deborah has come a long way since her stroke. It has been the battle of a lifetime, but she is now able to produce short, grammatically-correct sentences and contribute to conversations, which has improved her quality of life. She continues to work hard to achieve her communication and rehabilitation goals.

    As Nina says, “Her word finding has improved, her speech is clearer and she can now self-correct. Her understanding is much better, she can follow conversations. and her memory and attention skills are improving all the time.”

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      1 year ago

      Hi everyone, Successfully completed 1 mile this morning on a fine, mild day in Huddersfield. Great to have moral support from James and young Ben. Here I am dressed up and ready for the off! Thanks to everyone for your support and a big thank you to the Huddersfield Lions for organising a great event.

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    Supporters

    9

    • Hannah  Hodson

      Hannah Hodson

      Jan 30, 2018

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 3, 2017

      £5.00

    • Graham Johnson

      Graham Johnson

      Dec 2, 2017

      Go Santas --From the Real Santa!

      £10.00

    • Paul Kemp

      Paul Kemp

      Dec 1, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 1, 2017

    • Daniel Collinson

      Daniel Collinson

      Nov 30, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 24, 2017

      £100.00

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