Big Cactus, University of Sheffield 2014-2019

Big Cactus - the findings

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia is pleased to have part funded Big Cactus.

Big CACTUS was a large, multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial that looked at a computerised approach to providing more speech and language therapy for people with aphasia.

The study was run by Dr Rebecca Palmer, over 5 years, at the University of Sheffield. It included 278 people with aphasia, in 21 Speech and Language Therapy Departments across the UK. The findings of the study are now available.

People with aphasia who participated in the trial, wanted the outcomes shared, not only on paper, but also through a short film. Here is a link to that film.