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Disability

Disability

People with Disabilities

TalkLink team members work with people of all ages, who have a disability and have difficulties with speech, written communication, learning or controlling their environment.

The TalkLink service can help people with a Physical, Sensory, Cognitive, Intellectual, Learning or Age related disability which prevents them from:

  • producing legible writing at an adequate speed
  • producing intelligible speech
  • processing receptive or expressive language
  • learning to communicate in speech or writing

Examples of disabilities:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aphasia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Blind
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebro-Vascular Accident (CVA)
  • Deaf
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dystonia
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Intellectual disability (IH)
  • Limb amputation
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Specific Learning Disorder (LD)
  • Spinal Injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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