Last week we held our first movie night -we had a showing of ‘the Diving Bell and the Butterfly’! An amazing movie -if you haven’t managed to see it, we highly recommend it!!
It’s a French biographical movie about a man who has locked in syndrome following a stroke, leaving him almost completely paralysed and without speech. His speech therapist helps devise a system of communication with him, where she reads out letters of the alphabet and he blinks when she gets to the right one. In this way, he’s able to spell out what he wants to say and eventually writes a book. It is truly amazing to see the insights of this remarkable man and how his speech and language therapist opened up the world to him again.This movie is so powerful in showing how empowering alternative and augmentative communication can be in an individual’s life. Go SLTs!!!
Thanks to all who came to our movie night -it was great to have speechies and non-speechies there!
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