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So what is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder which affects a person’s ability to speak, read, write and understand language. It can be as a result of stroke or head injury and can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Speak With IT are a registered charity whose mission is to help people with aphasia return to some semblance of their former life.

The charity currently works across Yorkshire helping people with aphasia work on communication goals which have been identified by themselves with the support of speech and language therapists and their carers.

So what is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder which affects a person’s ability to speak, read, write and understand language. It can be as a result of stroke or head injury and can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Speak With IT are a registered charity whose mission is to help people with aphasia return to some semblance of their former life.

The charity currently works across Yorkshire helping people with aphasia work on communication goals which have been identified by themselves with the support of speech and language therapists and their carers.

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How Speak With IT can help

Speak With IT match people with aphasia with a trained volunteer who will support the person to work on their goals using a variety of of computer therapy programs available on Windows, iPad and Android devices, alongside supported conversation techniques.

All our volunteers are trained by speech therapists on the various computer therapy programs we support as well as supported conversation techniques.

Speak With IT lends equipment and software to people so that they can test and determine which program best suits their needs. Our volunteers visit clients in their homes to support them as they try the various therapies, giving family members and carers a little respite.

How Speak With IT can help

Speak With IT match people with aphasia with a trained volunteer who will support the person to work on their goals using a variety of of computer therapy programs available on Windows, iPad and Android devices, alongside supported conversation techniques.

All our volunteers are trained by speech therapists on the various computer therapy programs we support as well as supported conversation techniques.

Speak With IT lends equipment and software to people so that they can test and determine which program best suits their needs. Our volunteers visit clients in their homes to support them as they try the various therapies, giving family members and carers a little respite.

Our Mission

Speak With IT (SWIT) are a registered charity whose mission is to support people with aphasia to improve their ability to communicate using technology,  supported conversation and through the dedicated help of trained and compassionate volunteers, providing long term and home based support.

We have four key aims that will enable the charity to achieve its mission:

  • Maintain a well-run charity that is open, transparent and financially viable.
  • Provide high quality support for people with aphasia.
  • Assist people with aphasia to find enjoyment and opportunity.
  • Train and support our volunteers to deliver the highest quality of support.

In addition, and across everything that SWIT does developing and maintaining useful and effective partnerships and team work will cut across all objectives. Our work is guided by speech and language therapists and we will not support anyone with aphasia without this initial advice. We will also seek to consult speech therapists on an ongoing basis to ensure our support remains guided and appropriate at all times.

Our Mission

Speak With IT (SWIT) are a registered charity whose mission is to support people with aphasia to improve their ability to communicate using technology,  supported conversation and through the dedicated help of trained and compassionate volunteers, providing long term and home based support.

We have four key aims that will enable the charity to achieve its mission:

  • Maintain a well-run charity that is open, transparent and financially viable.
  • Provide high quality support for people with aphasia.
  • Assist people with aphasia to find enjoyment and opportunity.
  • Train and support our volunteers to deliver the highest quality of support.

In addition, and across everything that SWIT does developing and maintaining useful and effective partnerships and team work will cut across all objectives. Our work is guided by speech and language therapists and we will not support anyone with aphasia without this initial advice. We will also seek to consult speech therapists on an ongoing basis to ensure our support remains guided and appropriate at all times.

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