Can we predict how people with aphasia after stroke will respond to speech and language therapy?

University College London

The recovery of stroke survivors with language difficulties is famously variable. Some stroke survivors recover much more quickly or fully than others. Some respond to treatment much better than others. The aim of the proposed work is to employ similar techniques to PLORAS project to predict which patients are most suited to what speech and language therapy, which could then help them make their best recovery.

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Can we develop a new language treatment to improve everyday talking for people with aphasia?

City, University of London

Although speech and language therapists (SLTs) may help aphasia patients with their rehabilitation, there remains a clear lack of evidence-based treatments available for them to help their patients with problems of everyday talking, known as ‘discourse’.  This study aims to address both the need for evidence-based treatments and improvement of clinical expertise to address discourse problems after stroke.

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Can we improve predictions of upper limb recovery after stroke with brain imaging?

University College London

Stroke survivors and their relatives consistently ask for information about how much recovery can be expected. This study will look at how well a patient can use their arm after stroke, and at their brain images recorded within 72-hours after stroke. The hope is that brain images can improve our prediction of patient arm movement recovery at six months after stroke.

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Our Life After Stroke service groups play an important role in ensuring that stroke survivors don't become socially isolated. They also help to build the confidence and self-esteem of the people who attend.

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Professional Masterclass - London

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Managing Stroke as a Long Term Complex Condition

Focus on wellbeing in people with aphasia and the burden of living with medicines.
Join other medics, nurses and allied health professionals working in stroke care, who want to hear the latest stroke research and develop their practice.

Programme at a glance

Long-term survivorship – Shani Shamah, Stroke Association volunteer
Using SLT-led interventions to improve well-being in people with aphasia - Professor of Acquired Communication Disorders, City, University of London
The burden of living with medicines. What support can we offer stroke survivors? - Dr. Sarah Corlett Clinical, Senior Lecturer and Head of Clinical and Professional Practice, Medway School of Pharmacy, University of Kent
Let’s Communicate: a case study session - Josh Murphy, Stroke Training and Education Officer, Stroke Association
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Programme in depth

Long-term survivorship: Prior to her stroke Shani Shamah was a London City Investment Banker and publisher of books on finance. Hear first-hand Shani’s story and how she manages her recovery.

Using SLT-led interventions to improve well-being in people with aphasia: Professor Hilari is a Speech and Language Therapist with a background in Psychology. She has worked with people with aphasia in the NHS in both acute and rehabilitation settings. Katerina’s research is focused on the long-term impact and psychosocial aspects of stroke and aphasia. Her interests and current projects include the assessment of quality of life in people with communication disabilities; the effectiveness of aphasia therapy on activities, participation and quality of life; and the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for people with aphasia.

Hear from Katerina to understand how aphasia impacts social and emotional well-being; consider the roles of stroke professionals in managing well-being and develop interventions to improve it. 

The burden of living with medicines. What support can we offer stroke survivors? Dr. Sarah Corlett has been a registered pharmacist since 1990 and has worked in community, and hospital practice.  She has held academic positions with the University of Bradford and the University of Kent.  Her research interests focus around helping patients to make better use of their medicines.
Hear from Sarah to understand the difficulties stroke survivors experience while living with medicines and identify the support available to them to help manage their medicines more effectively.  

Let’s Communicate: A case study session: Josh Murphy has been working at the Stroke Association since 2012, having qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from the University of Sheffield. Josh has held several front-line roles including Life after Stroke Coordinator and Stroke Information Services Helpline Officer, working alongside health and social care professionals to provide information, advice and support to stroke survivors and their families across the UK. Josh uses his practical knowledge of the needs of stroke survivors to deliver engaging stroke specific training to health and social care professionals.

Hear from Josh to identify where in the communication chain difficulties can occur and implement appropriate strategies to support communication. 

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Earn six CPD points awarded by the Royal College of Physicians and gain a certificate of attendance.

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This masterclass has an early bird rate of £85 per person and lunch is included. We also offer discounts for groups of 5 or more. 

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