The Opportunity to Communicate is a Basic Human Right.

Communication is the most fundamental of human capacities.
People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential. Everybody has the potential to communicate.

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Stories About Communication

An 18-Year-Old with Aphasia: Sarah’s Story

[Through her own YouTube channel] Sarah has inspired others to create their own websites and videos to show how language can recover after a brain injury. There is no plateau—even if you’re not the same, you can improve. There is always hope, which is a good thing, because without hope there’s nothing.
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No Mountain too High for Stroke Survivor Gary

Having a massive stroke at the age of 35 left Gary George fighting for his life in an Ethiopian Hospital…[he] describes his despair in those first early weeks, feeling trapped inside his own body. But once the anger and bitterness subsided he began to believe he could achieve some level of normality again—if he had the right attitude.
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‘Language Begets More Language:’ My Journey to Recovering Speech

…in a “eureka” moment, I remembered that a story wasn’t just the words on the page, but the words also left off the page. Since the aneurysm’s rupture, I hadn’t been able to “read between the lines.” This day, I could. It was an ecstatic feeling.
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Developing Home-Based Therapies to Address Social Isolation

…About a year after Steve’s stroke, we became aware that he felt excluded when friends and family came over…I quickly realised that social isolation is a common problem for people living with communication difficulties and their families. I started searching for a comprehensive, integrated, therapeutic solution to this problem…
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