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Episode 5 - Aphasia

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Communication is a very important part of life. This means that losing the ability to speak can have very big impact. About one-third of stroke survivors have speech and language problems, such as aphasia.

In this podcast, we talk about what it's like living with a communication disorder and what can be done to help.

Our guests for this episode are:

  • Dr Miranda Rose, one of Australia’s leading speech pathology researchers. She is director of the Aphasia Lab at La Trobe University, where she studies the most effective ways to treat and manage aphasia.
  • Claire Hanney, who experienced aphasia after having a stroke twelve years ago. She’s since learned to talk again and now does public speaking.
  • Alana Stewart, a speech pathologist who in the past has answered questions on the Stroke Foundation’s StrokeLine. She currently runs the StrokeConnect Follow-up service in Victoria.

To take part in Dr Miranda Rose’s COMPARE trial, call 03 9479 2776, email compareaphasia@latrobe.edu.au, or visit the La Trobe University website.

Thanks to Allergan our enableme podcast partner.

On Friday 28 October we held an online chat on the topic of aphasia with the guests from this podcast. Download a transcript of the chat.

 

Episode 5 - Aphasia

Read the transcript  

Communication is a very important part of life. This means that losing the ability to speak can have very big impact. About one-third of stroke survivors have speech and language problems, such as aphasia.

In this podcast, we talk about what it's like living with a communication disorder and what can be done to help.

Our guests for this episode are:

  • Dr Miranda Rose, one of Australia’s leading speech pathology researchers. She is director of the Aphasia Lab at La Trobe University, where she studies the most effective ways to treat and manage aphasia.
  • Claire Hanney, who experienced aphasia after having a stroke twelve years ago. She’s since learned to talk again and now does public speaking.
  • Alana Stewart, a speech pathologist who in the past has answered questions on the Stroke Foundation’s StrokeLine. She currently runs the StrokeConnect Follow-up service in Victoria.

Thanks to Allergan our enableme podcast partner.

 On Friday 28 October we held an online chat on the topic of aphasia with the guests from this podcast. Download a transcript of the chat.