This project will focus on people with aphasia who have difficulty understanding the specific meanings of everyday words. As a result they may not be able to understand what people are saying, so communicating in everyday situations is hard.
Everyday talking involves being able to understand sentences, something that can be affected by aphasia. This research will design and test a new therapy which aims to help improve understanding of everyday sentences in people with aphasia.
More than 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia, a communication disability which can affect their ability to understand, speak, read, write and use numbers.
Aphasia is a long-term condition and many people will continue to need support for several years after its onset. However, with the right tools and support, even someone with severe aphasia can continue to communicate effectively.
Speakability Self-Help Groups are run by and for people with Aphasia - language-loss following stroke, head injury or other neurological condition.
The Aphasia Café is a safe place for people living with aphasia to socialise and chat with one another.
This research will produce an assessment of functional, everyday reading. The assessment will help therapists working with people with aphasia to identify why the person is finding it difficult to read and monitor the effects of treatment.
Find out more about the three most common types of aphasia.
Greenhill Aphasia Group is a dynamic, friendly group for those who need communication support. Trained volunteers, some of whom are bilingual, work closely with our members and the group enjoys a wide range of activities including medical advice from NHS staff, exercise, games, lunches and museum sessions.
Information about aphasia and communication problems.