This year Speakability (now part of the Stroke Association) is launching a new #recogniseAphasia campaign and a new campaign flyer.
Dyscover is led by Speech and Language therapists and supported by trained volunteers. We offer structured support groups and courses for people with aphasia from our purpose-built centre in Walton on the Hill and satellite in Kingston.
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.
The Stroke Association is working with Revitalise to offer respite breaks to stroke survivors and their carers.
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 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 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.
Postgraduate Fellowship: Ms Emma Pilkington (TSA PGF 2015-02)