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EVA Park in York

EVA Park was demonstrated to a group of Stroke Association volunteers, fundraisers and donors as part of a legacy event at the wonderfully Christmas-y Goddard’s House & Garden – home of the chocolate orange! The event included talks from the

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EVA Park Group project update

The latest Stroke Association funded EVA Park project is a third of the way through! During this project, four support groups, each involving 8 people with aphasia, will run for 6 months in EVA Park. The groups will be led by

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The EVA team are recruiting

** THIS POST HAS NOW BEEN FILLED ** The EVA Park project team are are recruiting a qualitative researcher to join our innovative team. The role is part time (0.4 FTE) starting in February 2018. The successful candidate will augment

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New publication reporting user experience in EVA Park

A new publication reporting the experience that people with #aphasia had in #EVAPark has been published in ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) volume 10 Issue 4, October 2017. Free open access download available. Overall, the study showed that participants in EVA Park

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EVA at BAS therapy symposium Bristol

The EVA Park Tavistock case studies were presented at the British Aphasiology Society therapy symposium, which took place at the SS Great Britain in Bristol on the 13th & 14th September. The talk focused on the outcomes of the verb

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New Stroke Association Funding: Virtual Group Support, Sept 2016

The EVA Park team and researchers from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have received a £158,111 grant from the Stroke Association to investigate whether support groups for people with aphasia can be be partly delivered in

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EVA Park research in Australia

EVA Park is coming to Melbourne! La Trobe University is looking for people with aphasia in Melbourne to do therapy in EVA Park. Therapy will target telling a story. This is part of a wider project trialling diffrent therapy approaches

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North West SLT clinical excellence network, 22nd September 2016

Niamh Devane, Jane Marshall & Richard Talbot will be giving a talk on digital technology and aphasia at the NW CEN  at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 22nd September 2016. The afternoon will include a talk from Jane, followed by

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EVA paper published in PLOS ONE

The paper on the first EVA Park study has been published in the journal PLoS ONE Check out the City University London press release and download the paper.

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Recruiting volunteers with aphasia for therapy studies

July 2016: The EVA Park team are now recruiting volunteers with aphasia to take part in a new study, funded by the Tavistock Trust for aphasia. We are looking for five volunteers for people to do therapy in EVA Park.

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West Midlands SLT clinical excellence network, March 2016

Jane Marshall, Helen Greenwood & Richard Talbot from the EVA team attended the West Midlands CEN, for a study morning for SLTs. Held at the wonderful Birmingham City University campus, Jane Marshall gave a talk on technology and aphasia, highlighting

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EVA awarded two new grants from The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia

The EVA Park research team has completed a three year project showing that EVA Park can be used successfully to provide virtual language stimulation for people with aphasia.  Twenty people had 5 weeks access to EVA Park, with daily sessions

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EVA at Woburn Safari Park, Feb 2016

An EVA Park Open Day was hosted at Woburn Safari Park on 26th February 2016. An audience of 70 people, most of whom were speech and language therapists, stroke survivors or their family members. Professor Jane Marshall opened the day

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