Kingsley House is a Stroke Association Voluntary Led Communication Group for people with communication difficulties following stroke.
Improving our prediction of recovering language abilities after stroke
What maintains stroke survivors’ continued use of self-managed computer therapy for aphasia?
The Strike a Chord choir in Cwmbran are holding their first concert since forming 18 months ago.
The Stroke Association is funding the EVA project at City University London, developing and testing a virtual world for people with aphasia to help them practise their speech and establish social connections. EVA Park won the Tech4Good People's Award 2015.
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in rehabilitation of language ability?
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.
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.
We want to explore whether an existing therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), can be used with people with aphasia. We also want to collect information to help us design a future large-scale trial evaluating this approach. SFBT is a ‘talking therapy’, which explores a person’s strengths and resilience to help build positive change in their lives.
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.