COMPARE newsletter – Edition 1

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This newsletter is provided in an accessible format for people with aphasia. Download a print version: Edition 1 - September 2015 [DOC 175KB]


Following a stroke, some people find they have difficulty saying words and sentences. This language problem is called aphasia.

Speech pathology treatment can help individuals improve their language and make it easier to communicate. There are different types of treatments and at present, we don't know which treatment is best for each individual with aphasia. Therefore, treatment has to take a 'try-it-and-see' approach.

This study aims to compare different treatments for people with problems talking after a stroke. We want to see if one treatment is better than the other, and to compare these treatments to usual speech pathology treatment.

Who is doing the research?

The research is led by Associate Professor Miranda Rose. Miranda is a speech pathologist working in research at La Trobe University.

The study has been granted permission to proceed by the La Trobe University Ethics Committee (Application No. 15-043).

What is the research about?

We know that living with aphasia is difficult.

Speech pathology can help. There are lots of types of treatments.

We don't know which treatment is the best for each person.

About the study treatment

Study timeline

More information

Learn more about the study and register your interest via the COMPARE website:

Current study locations

Additional locations may be added in the future.