A group to support communication for people with aphasia in South Yorkshire.
This group is run by and for people with Aphasia - language-loss following stroke, head injury or other neurological condition. At our meetings we support each other, share experiences, make new friends, rebuild self-confidence and develop new skills. We also play games and quizzes. We do not provide therapy. We practise total communication using words, drawing, pictures and gesture. We all understand Aphasia and encourage each other in our recovery.
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.
This project will develop a special therapy area within ‘Second Life’, an existing virtual reality world on the internet. It will be protected so that only other people with aphasia and specially trained support workers can take part.
About one-third of stroke survivors are left with 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.
Stimulating the brain to help comprehension in aphasia
This research will develop a new self-management programme for stroke survivors with aphasia and their families, to help them to adjust to and manage their lives after stroke.
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.
Exploring the causes of ‘jargon speech’ through electrophysiology and using it to help stroke survivors that deal with it.
Non-invasive brain stimulation to improve word-finding abilities in stroke survivors