Gestures are a great strategy to improve communication with a person with aphasia. They don’t require any special equipment or training, they are free, and they are always available.
Both the person with aphasia and the caregiver or communication partner can use them to improve communication. Best of all, there are many common gestures that you already know – no need to learn a special system! This means that other communication partners and community members will also be able to use these common gestures.