Hey RESTORE Tribe,
We are placing the spotlight on communication for National Aphasia Awareness Month and we enlisted the help of our Sr. Directors of Clinical Success, Julie Gala and Lana Dorffer, who are both Speech Language Pathologists.
RESTORE: "Lana, tell us a little bit about what the RESTORE Communication Board means to our players and users."
Lana: "We take for granted the many nuances of language and how they impact our relationships. Our new Communication Board gives our players and users the ability to communicate with each other and build relationships."
RESTORE: "Julie, besides Aphasia, what other populations might be helped by using our Communication Board to provide quality of care?"
Julie: "There are many populations who would benefit from a Communication Board. We would take up a lot of space listing all of them, so let me share a few."
- Adults with Developmental Disabilities
- Motor Speech Deficits
- Cognitive communicative deficits
- Mechanically ventilated/tracheostomy patients
- Language Barriers/Multilingual
RESTORE: "When you say Language Barriers/Multilingual Julie, exactly how many languages will be on the Communication Board, as it launches?"
Julie: "As we launch, there are 40 languages on the Communication Board. Our users have the ability to choose their language and change their language, as needed.
RESTORE: "Lana, would you share with our readers some benefits of using a Communication Board?"
Lana: "Absolutely! Similar to Julie, if we listed all the benefits, this would be one big Blog. Let me share just a few."
- Express Needs/Preferences
- Increase Autonomy
- Facility Wide Engagement
- Positive Social Interactions
- Say 'YES' to RESTORE!