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Published: Friday 13 July 2018

It is estimated that about a third of stroke survivors will have some degree of aphasia; a language disability which affects language skills and conversation.

Researchers from City University of London have launched Linguistic Underpinnings of Narrative in Aphasia (LUNA), a new project aimed at helping people with aphasia tell their story and improve their ability to carry out everyday conversation following a stroke.Involving researchers from USA and Australia, and funded by the Stroke Association, the project also involves people with chronic aphasia in the co-design process, as well as NHS Speech and Language Therapists.

This project was celebrated at a special event in early July. The international research team were joined by three people with aphasia who previously took part in the pilot study and have also volunteered to help at regular advisory group meetings, which will help shape the direction of the study.

To find out more about the LUNA study and the event, visit the City University of London website.