Jodie Kenvin's experience as a teaching assistant for a child with delayed language development spurred her to study speech and language therapy at Reading. One highlight of her degree was her involvement in the Aphasia Friendly Book Club.
The book club for adults with aphasia is run by the University of Reading's Adult Speech and Language Therapy Clinic. Aphasia is a language impairment that affects the production or comprehension of speech, usually as a result of a stroke.
During the club sessions, the group reads popular novels, which they break into chapters each week.
Jodie, who began taking part in the club as part of her weekly summer placement, found it a hugely positive experience.
"I spent each session with a smile on my face. The service users who attend have such wonderful attitudes and their determination is inspiring."