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Support networks

The speech pathologist should endeavour to connect the person with aphasia and their family with other people with aphasia, aphasia groups or support organisations.

Reference:  Lanyon et al., 2013
NHMRC  level of evidence: I

 There is some evidence that group participation can benefit social networks and community access for people with aphasia (Lanyon et al., 2013).


  1. Lanyon, L. E., Rose, M. L., & Worrall, L. (2013). The efficacy of outpatient and community-based aphasia group interventions: a systematic review. International Journal of Speech Language Patholology, 15(4), 359-374. doi: 10.3109/17549507.2012.752865


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Professor Linda Worrall
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