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Missing voices: communication difficulties after stroke and traumatic brain injury in Indigenous Australians

 

Overview

This study aims to examine the extent and impact of acquired communication disorder (ACD) in urban and rural Indigenous Australians in Western Australia.

ACD is a common result of stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and has a devastating impact on survivors' everyday lives. Stroke and TBI occur more than twice as frequently in Indigenous as in non-Indigenous populations, but current uptake of communication rehabilitation services is low and long term outcomes for the individuals are unknown.

This project will be funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Abstract adapted from the National Health and Medical Research Council

Contacts

Professor Elizabeth Armstrong
Acting Head of School and Foundation Chair in Speech Pathology
School of Psychology and Social Science
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup WA 6027
Ph: (08) 6304 2769
Ph: (08) 6304 5101
Fax: (08) 6304 2640
Email: b.armstrong@ecu.edu.au

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Last updated: 11 November 2013
 
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