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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW RESEARCH WITH UNIVERSITY OF EXETER MEDICAL SCHOOL AND PMZ

2nd August 2017

Researchers from University of Exeter University Medical School are about to start a new research programme with Plymouth Music Zone and are looking for volunteers to take part in the study.  The work will explore the benefits of singing for people with a communication disorder associated with strokes called Aphasia. 

Aphasia is a speech and language disorder caused by damage to the brain and it is thought that around one in three people who have had a stroke experience it to some degree.

People with aphasia can struggle to speak and often make mistakes with the words they use, sometimes using the wrong sounds or putting words together incorrectly. They can also experience difficulty reading and writing. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School are now seeking volunteers in Devon and Cornwall to take part in a research trial called Singing for People with Aphasia (SPA) to determine whether group singing sessions can help reduce the impact the disorder has on people’s lives.

This research is funded by The Stroke Association and supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC).

To read the full media release on University of Exeter's website, click here

For more information and to volunteer click here

To contact Raff Calitri, Trial Manager, click here

To contact Mary Carter, Trial Researcher, click here

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW RESEARCH WITH UNIVERSITY OF EXETER MEDICAL SCHOOL AND PMZ
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEW RESEARCH WITH UNIVERSITY OF EXETER MEDICAL SCHOOL AND PMZ