A how-to guide to aphasia services: celebrating Professor Linda Worrall’s contribution to the field

Sarah J. Wallace*, Caroline Baker, Caitlin Brandenburg, Lucy Bryant, Guylaine Le Dorze, Emma Power, Madeleine Pritchard, Miranda L. Rose, Tanya Rose, Brooke Ryan, Kirstine Shrubsole, Nina Simmons-Mackie, Leanne Togher, Megan Trebilcock

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Abstract

Background: This article recognises Professor Linda Worrall’s contribution to aphasiology and discusses research themes which have grown from her work. 

Aims: To review, summarise, and discuss literature relating to four themes which have emerged from the work of Professor Worrall: (1) Research capacity building; (2) Implementation of research evidence in clinical practice; (3) Meaningful outcome measurement; and (4) Improvement of psychological and emotional outcomes. 

Main contribution: A review of the literature, with examples of practical applications. 

Conclusions: The work of Professor Worrall has greatly influenced the field of aphasia; her legacy is the research capacity she has built in Australia and around the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)888-902
Number of pages15
JournalAphasiology
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

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