‘CACTUS Aphasia Research Group’ CLAHRC SY PPI Workshop, 2nd March 2011, The Source, Sheffield


CACTUS (Cost effectiveness of Computer Assisted Treatment vs Usual Stimulation) is a small scale research project to test whether ongoing therapy, delivered using specially developed software, can help stroke survivors with aphasia improve their speech and language skills. 

“She’s had her stroke 30 years and she’s never strung a sentence together. It was quite nice when she said ‘what have you been doing?’”

This small scale (‘pilot’) study showed positive outcomes, and we hope to secure further funding to run a full randomised controlled trial.
Many of the interviews shown were filmed at the ‘Nothing about us without us’ PPI workshop held in Sheffield on 2nd March 2011.

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