Brain injury hospital holds communication event
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability hosted an event last week aimed at improving the lives of people with communication difficulties.
The charity joined forces with TfL and businesses, including restaurant Wagamama’s, on Thursday to learn how they can make themselves more accessible for people living with communications difficulties.
Sarah Haynes, Head of Speech and Language Therapy at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, said: “People with communication difficulties want to be independent and access the community so it was great to see businesses taking communication accessibility seriously.
"We are now exploring ways to expand on the success of our Giving Voice event to reach even more organisations and improve the situation for people living with communication disabilities.”
Twenty per cent of the population will at some point in their lives experience communication difficulties which are often caused by brain injury, stroke or disease.
These difficulties can manifest in a number of different ways and can affect someone’s ability to understand speech, process language or form the words and sentences they require.