Aphasia Therapy Finder Phase 2 2023-2024

The Aphasia Therapy Finder Phase 2 2023-2024

The Aphasia Therapy Finder Phase 2

Aphasia therapy can reduce the level of communication disability but there is no “one size fits all” therapy approach. There is a large range of aphasia therapies with the evidence for new and more effective methods growing rapidly. Clinicians across the globe struggle to locate the details of how to implement these evidence-based methods into clinical practice. The Aphasia Therapy Finder project aims to overcome these challenges. We will create a searchable database of high-quality evidence-based aphasia therapy methods and link these methods to training videos and therapy materials so that clinicians can rapidly put the best therapy methods into practice and people with aphasia can receive high quality, evidence-based intervention. The Aphasia Therapy Project is led by Professor Miranda Rose and is a joint project between the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATS) (www.aphasiatrials.org), The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, and the Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation (www.latrobe.edu.au/aphasiacre). In Phase 1 we worked with speech language therapists to collaboratively develop the user interface and prototype platform containing 4 evidence-based therapies. In Phase 2 we will include 20 therapies, develop and upload instructional videos, and  link to therapy resources.