CATs

Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists

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The Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs) aims to establish a network of leading European multidisciplinary aphasia investigators in rehabilitation, social science, linguistics and language research.
 

Better Conversations with Aphasia

Project within Language and Communication Research Departmen at UCL

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Register and join SLTs from all over the world who have already registered.

Helping people with aphasia have better conversations

A PhD research project 2012-2016

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It is being carried out in the Language and Cognition Research Department at UCL

EVA Park

Multi-user virtual world @EVAphasia

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Evaluating the effects of a virtual communication environment for people who have aphasia

Improved communication between researchers in 30 countries

Fresh hope for stroke patients who are struggling to communicate

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PLORAS

Predicting Language Outcome and Recovery After Stroke

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PLORAS is a research project looking at recovery of language difficulties after stroke (aphasia).

Research indicates art aids stroke/aphasia recovery

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Stroke survivors who like art have a significantly higher quality of life than those who do not, according to new research.

Patients who appreciated music, painting and theatre recovered better from their stroke..

Gloves turn hand gestures into speech

August 2012

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A team of Ukrainian students have developed gloves that can turn hand gestures into speech using computer technology.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

People with damaged speech recover faster by focusing on harder words

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Aphasia in people who speak more than one language

Professor Marjorie Perlman Lorch

Enhancing Communication in Aphasia through Gesture

Jane Marshall


If you watch people communicating one thing quickly becomes obvious. Human beings like to gesture. Most of us gesture while we talk.

There will be times, also, when we use gestures instead of speech, e.g. to ask for a drink in a noisy bar.

What is the purpose of these gestures?

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Disordered language, disorderd thinking?

Dr Rosemary Varley


If you have aphasia, can you calculate the following?

5 - 7 =
3/6 - 2/9 =
50 - ((4 + 7) x 4) =
(c - b) x a =


Aphasia Research

Dr Jenny Crinion


Part 1: A Closer Look at Recovery

Part 2: New Approaches to Evaluation, Brain and language functioning

Part 3: New Approaches to Characterisation and New Therapeutic Approaches

Constraint-induced aphasia therapy - CIAT

Prof Friedemann Pulvermüller


Intensive communicative aphasia therapy. We have developed a new method for the therapy of aphasia, which practices language in communication context in an intensive manner. The new method has been called Constraint-induced aphasia therapy, or CIAT.

Stroke Research

Mobility, Communication, Cognition, Fatigue, Vision, Hearing

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This website brings together information on stroke research across University College London.

Read-Right

Hemianopic Alexia Therapy

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Read-Right provides a free downloadable therapy which can help to improve reading speeds in patients with Hemianopic Alexia.

What are brain stimulation therapies?

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Brain stimulation therapies involve activating or touching the brain directly with electricity, magnets, or implants to treat depression and other disorders.

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

 (rTMS) uses a magnet instead of an electrical current to activate the brain.

Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Human Memory

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

fMRi

Scientists have improved memory for associations between faces and words by electromagnetically stimulating neural connections in a brain network.

In the process, they produced the first direct evidence..

rTMS

Dr Penelope Talelli & Dr Rothwell


Trascranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a safe and painless method to stimulate the human brain. TMS uses strong, brief magnetic impulses ..

How to find medical articles [on Aphasia]

Click the link and type in 'Aphasia'

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