Research has established that singing is an effective method of improving speech following a Stroke and is viewed by participants as much more enjoyable than the traditional one on one speech therapy sessions. . This has lead to the creation of Stroke survivor choirs in NSW.
The Stroke Recovery Association has a number of choirs specific for Stroke survivors. These choirs are conducted by music therapists and assist Stroke survivors in recovery through singing, friendship and a mutual understanding of issues people experience post Stroke. They provide individuals who may experience communication issues with a safe environment in which they can relate to others who understand what they are experiencing.
There are a number of Stroke Choir Groups who meet regularly across NSW to join in song.