This thesis focuses on improving communication between people with aphasia and healthcare professionals (HCPs) working in hospitals or rehabilitation centers.
After acquiring brain injury, people with aphasia generally go to healthcare facilities to
receive acute- and multidisciplinary rehabilitation care. Unfortunately, communication
access in healthcare facilities has not been fully available to people with aphasia. The general aim of this thesis was to improve the accessibility of communication in Dutch
and Flemish healthcare centers for people with aphasia by developing and evaluating
a Communication Partner Training (CPT) intervention for HCPs, named CommuniCare.