How the ‘Speak Your Mind’ guide was born

Like many others who have the misfortune to suffer debilitating strokes, my father lost the function of one side of his body and lost his speech completely.

When he was in his nursing home, I devised a visual pack comprising a series of cards with text and graphics, to help us as a family to communicate with him.

That pack has since been developed into the ‘Speak Your Mind’ visual aid, designed for people of all ages who cannot talk or whose speech is difficult to understand, and for their families, carers, professionals and others, all of whom will benefit from two-way conversation.

My sincere hope is that this guide will prove to be as helpful and effective for others as the original was for me and my family.

News update. The electronic version is available now… Symguide App

Margaret Moran
SYM Guides