SPPARC-Supporting Partners of People with Aphasia in Relationships & Conversation



“SPPARC” highlights the importance of working with partners in order to create real life change both for partners and for people with aphasia. “The SPPARC” pack consists of a manual, CD Rom and DVD and provides: practical resources to run, support and conversation training programmes either for groups of partners or for the partner and the person with aphasia together as a couple; conversation assessment and treatment materials, photocopiable and printable (from the CD Rom) activities and handouts, as well as an introduction to conversational analysis; and, a DVD with 27 extracts of everyday conversations between several people with aphasia and their partners, which can be used as a resource both for assessing everyday conversation and for facilitating change. The oretically validated through the ‘Coping with Communicating’ research project from University College London, “SPPARC” goes beyond the theory and provides a complete resource of clinically effective tools to work with people with aphasia and their communication partners.