Aphasia Rehabilitation

21.02.2017 | 16:00 c.t.

Gastvortrag im Rahmen der Brain Language Talks

******************************

Presenter: Nicola Crook, University of Sheffield

Title: Aphasia Rehabilitation

Abstract

Due to a lack of funding for Speech and Language Therapy in the National Health Service in the UK it is very difficult for Speech and Language Therapists to provide intensive or massed interventions for aphasia as recommended by the literature (Brady et al, 2016). Therefore, SLTs attempting to treat aphasia in small teams with large numbers of patients require practical ways to provide more therapy to people with aphasia. SLTs in the UK have been working along side therapy assistants to provide more therapy to people with aphasia (RCSLT, 2012). 

This study is a pragmatic, parallel group randomised controlled pilot trial comparing Intensive Language Action Therapy (ILAT) facilitated by Therapy assistants/volunteers with usual care. An embedded qualitative study will allow a triangulation mixed methods approach to explore the perceptions, acceptability and experience of ILAT to the participants and service providers (therapy assistants/volunteers).

******************************

Zeit & Ort

21.02.2017 | 16:00 c.t.

Raum: JK 31/122
Habelschwerdter Allee 45