The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia
In 1988 the late 14th Duke of Bedford suffered a stroke. His life was saved by prompt and highly skilled surgery, but he was left for many months with a severe disturbance of his speech known as Aphasia. With the help of intensive speech therapy, he slowly began to recover, but always experienced difficulty accessing the words he needed or wanted to use.
Why the Charity was Founded
The 14th Duke's experiences at the time of his stroke left him in no doubt about the difference that continual speech and language therapy made. He also became aware of the lack of help available to sufferers of Aphasia in this country. To support other people with the same condition, the 14th Duke of Bedford founded the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia with the aim of ensuring that more people could have access to the quality of treatment he received.
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