Telerehabilitation for Aphasia

Date Added
March 1st, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00105880
Researcher
Leonardo Bonilha

List of Studies


Keywords
Speech Disorders, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

To assess comparable efficacy of aphasia therapy administered via telerehab (aphasia remote therapy; ART) to aphasia therapy administered in clinic (in-clinic therapy; I-CT).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Skyler Fontenot
843-792-4088
fontenos@musc.edu

Speech entrainment for Aphasia Recovery

Date Added
January 6th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00091924
Researcher
Leonardo Bonilha

List of Studies


Keywords
Language, Speech Disorders, Stroke, Stroke Recovery
Summary

After a stroke, many people experience a language impairment called aphasia. One of the most debilitating types of aphasia is non-fluent aphasia. Non-fluent aphasia is defined by significantly reduced speech production, with the speaker producing only a few words or even less. Speech entrainment therapy (SET) is a treatment that has been shown to increase fluency in people with non-fluent aphasia. Our study looks to define the best dose of SET that leads to sustained improvements in spontaneous speech production.
Participants who are eligible will undergo baseline language testing, an MRI, and will be randomized into one of 4 treatment groups: SET for 3 weeks, SET for 4.5 weeks, SET for 6 weeks, and no treatment (control group).

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Anna Doyle
843-792-3678
doylean@musc.edu



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