About Us

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia works to improve the quality of life for those with aphasia. It funds pioneering research and projects that aim to improve the lives of people with aphasia and their families.  It is the only grant-making trust in the United Kingdom that is dedicated solely to aphasia. 

Nicole Campbell, a Trustee of the TTA, first conceived the idea for this website when she became aware of the ever increasing number of aphasia software therapy programmes that were coming onto the market. The need for something to help people with aphasia, as well as therapists and academics, make informed choices became evident. After two years of exploratory discussions with all parties, this project was commissioned by The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia.

To learn more about the The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia  visit their website here.

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia would like to thank the Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Mrs Charmaine Mallinckrodt for their very generous support for this project.

The original design and construction of the website was carried out by Brian Petheram and Julie Ward from the Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit.

The software investigations were carried out by Sarah Woodward, Independent Speech & Language Therapist.

In June 2016 Circle Interactive worked with the Aphasia Software Finder team: Nicole Campbell, Brian Petheram and Sarah Woodward, to construct the redesigned and updated website.

The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia and the Aphasia Software Finder team would like to thank the following people and groups for their feedback on the appearance and usability of the website: 

  • Tanya Rose and Linda Worrall, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Rebecca Palmer, University of Sheffield
  • Dyscover, Surrey
  • Speakeasy, Bury
  • Bristol Area Stroke Foundation


  • We have no connection with any provider of aphasia software apart from:
    Dr Abi Roper joined the ASF team as a Consultant in 2019. She was part of the team that developed MakeWrite, an app designed for people with aphasia and which is on our website.  Abi was not involved with the MakeWrite analysis or information posted on this website.
  • The aim of this website is to pull together, in one place, information about software and apps produced in the English language, that were designed to help people with aphasia.
  • We have also provided some information about software and apps that might be useful to people with aphasia but was not designed with that in mind.  This cannot be an exhaustive list.
  • We do not make recommendations or give advice. We recognise that everyone’s needs are different and what is good for one person may not be good for someone else.
  • We strongly recommend that if possible advice and guidance is sought on choosing and using the software from a qualified speech therapist.

Please note we are not in a position to offer individual help or support in using the software. 

We welcome feedback.