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Access to aphasia therapy

People with aphasia post one month should have access to intensive aphasia rehabilitation if they can tolerate it.

Reference: Brady et al., 2012.
NHMRC level of Evidence: I

The results of the recent Cochrane review suggest a benefit of intensive over non-intensive speech and language therapy on measures of functional communication, severity of impairments and written language. However, the results were confounded by a significantly higher dropout from intensive speech and language therapy.


  1. Brady, M. C., Kelly, H., Godwin, J., & Enderby, P. (2012). Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 5, CD000425. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD000425.pub3


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Professor Linda Worrall
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