About CATs

The Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists

Aphasia impacts on ability to speak, understand speech, read, write and perform simple calculations.

Funded by the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia, the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs) is an international network of multidisciplinary aphasia investigators in rehabilitation, social science, psychology and linguistics research from across more than 31 countries.

We aim to enhance aphasia research knowledge, skills, methodologies and infrastructure.
Our research seeks to improve our understanding of aphasia as it relates to predictors and prognosis, intervention effectiveness and social impact and re-integration for people with aphasia. We work to increase the availability and validity of multilingual assessments and outcome measures relating to aphasia. In this way we support international research activities and increase the availability of clinical tools for people with aphasia who do not speak English and their healthcare professionals.

We support junior (PhD candidates) and early stage researchers (within 8 years of doctoral award) in their training and development. We offer expert advice from a panel of experienced aphasia trialists and provide resources to enhance the quality and reporting of aphasia randomised controlled trials and related research.

Our research themes

Aphasia Assessments & Outcomes
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Prognosis and Predictors of Aphasia Recovery
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Effectiveness of Aphasia Interventions
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Societal Impact and Reintegration of People with Aphasia
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Aphasia Research Database
(Coming in 2019)
Trials for Aphasia Panel (TAP)
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Early Stage Researcher Group
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