I am a Senior Occupational Therapist at Abingdon Community Hospital , UK .
I have recently met my first patient with progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy.
It was not possible to understand him due to his inability to make clear speech.
However, when I put a pen and paper in his hands he was able to attempt to write down what he wanted to say. The words themselves were almost impossible to read – however, when I asked him to say the words he was trying to write, he immediately said the words crystal clearly and without hesitation. We are now able to fully understand him and communicate with him – more excitingly so is his wife!
I wondered what research has been done in this area and would welcome a conversation with someone who may be able to enlighten me??!
OT Supervisor Ward 1/2 and Outpatients Abingdon Community Hospital
07801 151980 / 01235 205599