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The establishment of an iPad user group for adults with aphasia

The establishment of an iPad user group for adults with aphasia

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Authors

  • Rolf Black
  • Annalu Waller
  • Laorag Hunter (Contributing member)
  • Amy Hanschell (Contributing member)
  • Eddie Gasowski (Contributing member)
  • Helen Gowland (Contributing member)

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Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Sep 2015
EventCommunication Matters - CM2015 National AAC Conference - Leeds, United Kingdom

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ConferenceCommunication Matters - CM2015 National AAC Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period13/09/1515/09/15
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Abstract

In this paper we report on the establishment of an iPad User Group (IUG) for adults with aphasia. A collaboration between Speakeasy, Dundee University's School of Computing and the Tayside Speech and Language Therapy service, we will present feedback on our experiences and future developments.
Methods
A focus group, facilitated by two speech and language therapists, was held to gather feedback from the members of the IUG. The aim was to evaluate the first ten sessions of the IUG to inform future planning of the group and generate ideas for improvements to the focus and remit of the group.
Results
Focus Group participants were asked to reflect on: what to keep happening, or have more of, in the group; what to stop happening, or have less of, in the group; and new things to do in the group.
Conclusions
The Speakeasy and School of Computing collaboration is still young but already enjoys much enthusiasm from all participating parties. Members of the IUG expressed interest in teaching and research, with little focus on therapy delivered by the health service and more integration with the School of Computing.

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