Using a computer world to help people with aphasia
This project aims to find out if peer support can avert some of the adverse psychological consequences of aphasia, the language and communication disorder that affects about 15% of those who have a stroke. Stroke survivors with long-term aphasia will be trained as peer befrienders. They will be paired with individuals with aphasia who have had more recent strokes, e.g.
About one third of stroke survivors acquire aphasia. This is a language disorder that disrupts the production and comprehension of speech, as well as reading and writing. This study will investigate whether a support group intervention can be delivered remotely to people with aphasia through a virtual island platform called Eva Park.
Fellow: Fiona Menger
Stimulating the brain to help comprehension in aphasia
Junior Research Training Fellowship
The TALK - Support for People with Aphasia following stroke is a Stroke Association affiliated independent group that carries meeting and activities in Guildford, Knaphill, Walton on Thames and Ashford.
Researchers are seeking volunteers in Devon to help study the benefits of singing groups for people with a communication disorder associated with strokes.
This study has been funded by the Stroke Association.
What maintains stroke survivors’ continued use of self-managed computer therapy for aphasia?