This is an opportunity take part in a study investigating the difficulties people with aphasia experience when using the internet.
Aphasia is an acquired communication difficulty people can experience after a stroke. This can affect a person's speaking, reading, writing and understanding.
This study aims to assess the reliability of an internet assessment that can be used with people with aphasia and to investigate what difficulties they may face when using the internet. The internet assessment being used will be the Newcastle Internet Assessment for Aphasia.
This is being investigated because internet use is on the increase and more people, including older people with aphasia, are using the internet. Having an assessment of internet use in people with aphasia will help in giving speech and language therapy to a person with aphasia and setting goals for therapy and measuring effectiveness of therapy.
This study involves testing the internet assessment with people without aphasia.
You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your internet use and answer some basic background questions about yourself.
You will then complete the internet assessment. This involves 3 short everyday tasks that people might complete on the internet. Finally, participants will be asked to rate how they find different internet tasks.
This should take 30-45 minutes to complete.
The session will be visually and audio recorded - the recording will be of what the participant is doing in relation to the computer screen and keyboard rather than of the actual person.
Appointments will be arranged between the researcher and the participant and will take place in January.
The study will take place in the King George VI building, Newcastle University.