Calling all speech and language therapists who see people with progressive aphasia to support new research into speech and language therapy practices for this group.
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.
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The Douglas Drive Speech Tharapy Group welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in and around the Stevanage area. The group provides peer and communication support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in rehabilitation of language ability?
We are yet to understand the differences between those individuals who do and do not spontaneously recover language comprehension abilities. This research aims to uncover these differences.
Improving our prediction of recovering language abilities after stroke
What maintains stroke survivors’ continued use of self-managed computer therapy for aphasia?
This study will explore whether an existing therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), can be used for people with aphasia. Information will also be collected to design a future large-scale trial evaluating this approach.
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 af