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.
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.
Aphasia Nottingham is a volunteer-led peer support group. Come along and enjoy conversation with people affected by aphasia and volunteers. We engage in activities such as crafts, old photo conversations, singing, quizzes, games, art and we go out for meals on special occasions.
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.
Through a range of activities and meetings, the Greenhill Aphasia Group provides essential peer and social support. Activities include conversation, keep fit, art and quizzes.
Information about aphasia and communication problems.