Community support for people with aphasia and building peer groups: Interventions via an aphasia day center Seiichi Sato 1 1aphasia day center Kotobanokakehashi Keyword: 失語症デイ , グループ訓練 , 社会モデル , 地域支援 , 介護保険 , aphasia day center , group treatment , social model , community support , long-term care insurance pp.29-35
Published Date 2020/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001200262
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 When considering support for people with aphasia who have returned to the community after discharge from hospitals, it is important to create a place where people with aphasia can interact with peers in a middle zone between the treatment facility and the community. Activities and group treatment, in which people with aphasia interact with peers with the same disability, bring positive changes in communication and psychosocial aspects. An aphasia day center that utilizes long-term care insurance is useful in providing such interventions to people with aphasia in the community. In addition, pro bono support by speech-language-hearing therapists (SLHTs) is important for the various problems faced by people with aphasia in the community. With the help of SLHT, people with aphasia can reconnect with the community and thus regain their dignity and lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

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