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Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway

The Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway (AARP) is a set of care standards for aphasia management. Designed to address all aspects of aphasia management across the continuum of care, the pathway provides speech pathologists with best practice statements, supporting literature and resources. Eighty-two (82) best practice statements form the basis for the Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway. Developed by the NHMRC CCRE in Aphasia Rehabilitation, the pathway aims to:

  • Improve the overall patient journey for people with aphasia and their family/friends.
  • Reduce aphasia rehabilitation evidence-practice gaps through enhancing clinician’s access to best evidence in a dynamic and user-friendly format.

The Pathway consists of 8 core areas:

How can I access the Best Practice Statements?

  1. Navigate through each section of the AARP on the website. You will find supporting information and resources.
  2. Download the complete comprehensive list of the best practice statements. This document also provides along with supporting rationales and references.
  3. Download the concise version of the best practice statements consisting only of the best practice statements. The concise version is intended as a practical implementation tool for clinicians and managers and may support audit or implementation of the best practice statements. The concise supplement should be used in conjunction with either the online or comprehensive forms of the statements.


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Professor Linda Worrall
The University of Queensland
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