Aphasia Portuguese Institute
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Aphasia Portuguese Institute

The "social world" is all about language and communication. Imagine what would be to suddenly loose the ability to say what you think and feel. People with aphasia live this nig...

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  • 20/08/2015

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The "social world" is all about language and communication. Imagine what would be to suddenly loose the ability to say what you think and feel. People with aphasia live this nightmare everyday, and in most cases, it steels forever their familiar, social and emotional welfare. These people become "paralyzed" in a social way, and this paralysis with consequent suffering goes unnoticed. In IPA we want to adress this problem and to build in the community, the necessary COMMUNICATION RAMPS so that...

Every hour, three people have a stroke in Portugal. Half of the survivors can present with aphasia, which is a language disorder due to neurological damage. It does not affect intelligence but affects communication leading to social, emotional and familiar consequences.  In Portugal, the current approaches for people with aphasia are insufficient for a significant recovery of those cronic consequences.

IPA that is bringing to Portugal the best therapeutic practices in the world. The general goals are to minimize the psychosocial impact of aphasia and to promote social inclusion of people with aphasia.

The three axes of intervention within IPA:

1 - The person with aphasia. Better well-being, more interaction, and new opportunities for social participation.

2 - The family and friends. Higher support, further training, and enhanced partnership in the recovery process.

3 - The society. Expanded information and knowledge about aphasia, increased communicative accessibility, and more inclusion.

With the help of our national and international partners, we are ready to take the next step and implement the solution. However, it is essential that society be aware of this problem.

About the author

Paula Valente is a Speech and Language Therapist, social entrepreneur and responsible for the creation of IPA. Over her career she realized that there are important gaps in the therapeutic interventions that are offered to the person with aphasia. That results in frustation to them because they can not achieve the results they would like, and also to their speech therapists.

With the support of partners in Portugal and in another countries, and with a team consisting of a speech therapist, a psychologist, a social worker and volunteers, Paula is convinced that the path will not be easy, but it's possible.

Budget and due dates

The funds that we seek to raise with this crowdfunding campaign is intended to carry out activities to aware and inform various agents of society about aphasia and to create with them the foundations of a joint work to integrate these people.

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    Very special thanks!

    Your name will appear in a thank you message on facebook and you'll get a message specially sent to you by people with aphasia and our team!

    27 backers

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    Unique training and Experiences!

    Your name will appear in a thank you message on facebook + Workshop about communication with people with aphasia and other communication disorders (Porto).

    14 backers

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    Knowledge that will make a difference!

    Intensive Training (14h) OR Clinc Supervision (3h) .

    1 backer

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    150€ or more

    Training in your organization or Conversational Coaching!

    Training (6h) in Suported Communication (Porto) OR 4 individual coaching sessions to improve their conversational interactions with people with aphasia and other communication disorders (Porto).

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    Opportunity to be part of this innovative solution!

    Presence of the logo of your institution / company in all communication materials + Informative Poster about aphasia.

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    300€ or more

    IPA solutions for your Organization!

    One Introductory Programme to 5 people with aphasia (Porto) OR Presence of the logo of your institution / company in all communication materials + Intensive Training (14h) in Communication Accessibility.

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Tue, 06/10/2015 - 22:06

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

20/08/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

06/07/2015

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  • Realing - Ferramentas de Reabilitação da Linguagem

    Excelente iniciativa!

    Um projeto importantíssimo, que ajudará pessoas com afasia, pessoas que sentem mas não conseguem transmitir por palavras. Com toda a certeza iremos apoiar esta causa. Vamos unirmo-nos e apoiar este projeto que tem como promotora a nossa amiga Paula Valente. Quem olhar com atenção para os olhos de uma pessoa com afasia poderá descobrir o quão maravilhosa ela foi, é e poderá ser. Porque o essencial, neste caso é inaudível para os comuns ouvintes. Força Paula! Estamos contigo! Beijinhos da Rosa e do Vítor.

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  • tfmaria@gmail.com

    IPA

    Iniciativa fantástica!! Todas as pessoas com afasia, familiares, amigos, cuidadores, profissionais de saúde, sociedade em geral ... poderão ser beneficiados com este projeto!! Parabéns Paula Valente, pela tua coragem!! Que este seja o primeiro de muitos outros projetos!!

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  • Paula Valentetfmaria@gmail.com

    Obrigado Assunção pelo seu

    Obrigado Assunção pelo seu apoio!:) Vamos juntos alcançar meta a meta!

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