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The aim of this study is to understand how the brain recovers speech and language after a stroke so that in the future, stroke patients with speech and language difficulties can be told how long their recovery will take.

MRI scans of the brain will be carried out to assess speech and language abilities. Patterns will then be found between the exact area of the stroke damage in the brain and each person's speech and language abilities. This will help us to understand why some people have difficulties with speech and language after their stroke and others do not and why some people quickly recover speech and language after their stroke, but others take much longer. 

Who can be involved?

  • A person who has had a stroke, particularly those who have had a change in their language ability
  • English speaking
  • Over the age of 18
  • Someone who is able to have an MRI
  • A person who does not have any other neurological conditions

What happens to people taking part in this research?

 An MRI scan will be completed and an assessment of speech and language will be undertaken.


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