Aphasia research set to make important improvements for patients

27 July 2022

Dr Sarah Wallace from UQ's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences featured in a Metro North Health article discussing the stage one completion of Queensland Aphasia Research Centre’s first project.

The research aims to co-design services for people with post-stroke aphasia, a condition that affects a person’s ability to express and understand written and spoken language.

It draws on the experiences of people with aphasia, their families, and speech pathologists across Queensland.

Dr Wallace said involving patients and family members was integral to the project’s success.

“Together with patients and speech pathologists across Queensland, we were able to garner valuable insights as part of the focus group process,” Dr Wallace said.

“We had six people with aphasia and four family members of patients join us in these focus groups, providing feedback on study procedures, interpretations and the dissemination of results. It’s been incredibly valuable to have consumers co-design our project.”

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