Sheffield Health & Social Care Trust pioneer use of MyChoicePad with people post stroke
I was fortunate enough to be put in contact with a very talented speech and langauge therapist called Nicola Hayton who works for Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust and I asked her to see if MyChoicePad would be of any use to any of her clients who had seen their communication impaired by a stroke.
If you don't know someone personally who has a learning disability the chances are you will know someone who has had a stroke and be aware of the impact loss of communication has not just on the person in terms of dignity and confidence but on their family and friends as well.
For me this was the most difficult case study to film, these men were the same age as my Dad and I am very grateful to them and their families for inviting me in to their homes.
The most effective critical success factor for MyChoicePad turned out to be the ease of use and ease of setting up the different communication grids and adding photos. The key communication partners for these case studies were the wives and the no-fuss set up of MyChoicePad gave them the confidence to work with it effectively.
I hope that if people see this video they will see that technology is not just about games and FaceBook but in the right hands you can create amazing affordable products that help to empower both children and adults.
Please take a look and send to your friends...you never know who you might be able to help
9th May, 2012 by zoe