Results – easy read

We are excited to share results from the project.

We recruited 32 people with aphasia.

44% had severe aphasia.

On average, they were 3 years post stroke

They were offered 6 therapy sessions.

What did they think about the therapy?

They said it was good for people with aphasia.

They liked:

  1. talking about their hopes for the future

  2. noticing what is going well

  3. sharing how they are feeling

  4. the company and having fun

  5. the relationship with the therapist

They described making progress with:

  1. mood and identity

  2. confidence talking

  3. relationships – seeing friends more; closer to family

  4. independence and participation

Some people were sad that their aphasia did not improve more.



Everyone completed questionnaires. We asked about wellbeing and mood.

On average, people improved.

They improved after the therapy. They also improved while waiting for the therapy.

The therapy was most helpful for people with low or average well-being.


We are delighted to win the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Stroke Forum 2020 prize.