Supported communication for adults with aphasia Masako Tateishi 1 1Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Mejiro University Keyword: 失語症 , 障害者総合支援法 , 意思疎通支援 , 支援者養成 , 言語聴覚士 , aphasia , Services and Supports for Persons with Disabilities Act , supported communication for disabled , training communication supporter , speech-language-hearing therapist pp.11-18
Published Date 2020/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001200260
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 Aphasia affects numerous aspects of individuals' lives. Living with aphasia causes long-term changes not only in language and communication style, but also in lifestyle, including one's job. Furthermore, in some cases, aphasia can lead to problems with social adaptation. Though the conditions of adults with aphasia are often severe, they are not fully supported under the law. In 2015, the government examined the Services and Support for Persons with Disabilities Act and made necessary revisions to the act based on the results of this examination. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has also conducted research on training and dispatching communication supporters. According to the results, in 2016, they devised training programs for communication supporters with the cooperation of the Japanese Association of Speech-Language-Hearing Therapists. In 2018, prefectures began to offer community life support services including training communication supporters for aphasic people. These might offer good opportunities to enhance support for adults with aphasia.

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