‘Mum had severe aphasia after suffering a dense stroke which has also left her unable to walk, with her right side paralysed. We were terribly disappointed by the lack of therapy she received to date and we recognised we needed to seek another way to get therapy for her speech rehabilitation needs. Mum’s aphasia was mostly expressive difficulty (her understanding is very good) and she had a range of recognisable phrases and words but these couldn’t be used ‘on demand’ easily or at all. We were recommended to ARNI’s innovative remote SLT service which continues to amazing! She’s nearly back to herself again, which has brought her life back again.’ – Sue
Have YOU got aphasia?
If so, ARNI SLT Telerehab can now help YOU, right now, wherever you are in the world!
Do you find it hard or impossible to say what you’re thinking (expressive) or understand the spoken word (receptive)? If so, you’re probably finding that the degree of your communication deficit is, right now, having a significant impact on the success of your overall recovery.
The latest evidence shows clearly that you can conquer aphasia very successfully with the help of speech and language therapy.
And the very latest evidence-base shows clearly that SLT Telerehab is just as effective as in-person, face to face treatment!
SLT Telerehab delivery is also associated in studies with comparable high visit satisfaction scores as in-person delivery modes!
Click the paper below to read a summary of comprehensive meta-analysis of reviews, for instance, from 2021.
The ARNI SLT Telerehab Service:
We have a team of highly experienced low-cost specialist SLTs (all post-grads from Universities such as UCL, the University of Cape Town etc) who are available to help you right now, in your home, via Zoom.
This means you don’t even have to leave your house.
Finding a Speech and Language therapist after discharge is notoriously difficult and SLTs are almost exclusively clinical and/or have big case-loads to take care of. And we know that SLT is often prohibitively expensive to engage with or just unaffordable, meaning people just get incredibly frustrated.
This is why, after so many hundreds of requests over the years, ARNI has added SLT to its service list.
You get a one to one hourly service, based around your diary needs, from the comfort of your own home, with a highly experienced specialist speech and language therapist who costs just £53 an hour. So you’re not paying for a clinic’s overheads or a therapist’s petrol.
‘To evaluate effectiveness or non-inferiority of telerehabilitation for people with aphasia when compared to conventional face-to-face speech and language therapy, five electronic databases (PUBMED, EMBASE, WEB OF SCIENCE, SCOPUS and the Cochrane Library) were searched’.
‘Out of a total of 1157 records, results revealed that telerehabilitation and face-to-face speech and language treatment are comparable… with respect to the gains achieved in auditory comprehension, naming accuracy, aphasia quotient, generalization and functional communication skills’.
Importantly, ‘The analysis of the results suggest that telerehabilitation training for aphasia seems to be as effective as the conventional face-to-face treatment’.
Heading up the ARNI SLT Telerehab service:
Storm Anderson, a UK-based speech and language therapist who has predominately treated adults affected by stroke and other acquired brain injury in acute hospital settings as well as out-patient and home-based settings. She has completed her BSc in Speech Language Pathology and MSc in Stroke Medicine, and is currently undertaking her PhD at Queen Square, UCL, using the PLORAS (Predicting Language Outcomes After Stroke) datasets.
Olivia Hodgkinson, a Johannesburg- based qualified Speech Language therapist who completed her BSc and MSc in Speech and Language Pathology at Cape Town University. She has substantial experience in both clinical (acute, subacute, specialised rehab and extended units) and educational settings. who has worked within highly diverse settings and within multidisciplinary teams and units. She has led and run therapy departments, supervised and mentored speech therapy university students, developed school based educational assessment programs and support structures for specialised learning units, initiated and implemented training for staff, allied professionals, family and caregivers on a variety of scope related topics in school, hospital and community based settings. She has strong dysphagia experience and skills and is a certified Vital-stim practitioner. She has a great passion for adult neurological injuries and disorders, voice disorders and dysphagia and is looking forward to helping you!
Ring ARNI Support Team on 0203 053 0111 or write to us in the Contact Box below: APPLY NOW!
As stroke survivor and ARNI patient Elizabeth put it:
‘Whatever life throws at you, you can do it, nothing is impossible.‘