Transcript: Supporting a person who communicates without speech

To support a person who communicates without speech, you need preparation, strategy, and patience. It’s a bit like a board game. The first step is to get set up. You need to get communication tools, or any other things you need. Make sure the person has everything they need to communicate, and that you have everything you need …

Transcript: You can’t see a brain injury

Every brain injury is different. This means every person with brain injury is an individual. You can’t see a brain injury. Some people with brain injury may look and sound like they are OK. This doesn’t mean they don’t need any help with communication. For example, they may need people to give them more time, or to have things …

Transcript: A brain injury can happen to anyone

A brain injury can happen to anyone. Some brain injuries can happen when there is a problem inside the brain. This could be from a stroke, a brain tumour, or low oxygen to the brain. Some brain injuries happen when there is a hit to the head. A brain injury can happen out of nowhere while you are …

Transcript: How you communicate makes a difference

As someone who supports a person with brain injury, your communication skills are important. Someone who has good communication skills can give the person with brain injury the chance to say what they think. This might look like – giving the person a choice, rather than choosing for them. Someone who has good communication skills can help …

Transcript: A brain injury changes how your brain works

A brain injury changes how your brain works.  Imagine one of your friends had a brain injury. Since her brain injury, you’ve noticed that she’s been acting differently. She forgets to return your messages, she does not say as much in conversations, and she never asks you how you’re going. At first, you might think …