Research

Behavioral Neuroscience and Stroke: Language

Treatment Interventions for Stroke

Description

One of our treatment intervention studies involves comparing two different brain health classes with respect to their ability to improve psychological and cognitive functioning following stroke. These 8-week courses include lectures, hands-on practice, and group discussions about health and wellness.

Our other treatment study targets a specific speech disorder, apraxia of speech, which affects many individuals following a left hemisphere stroke. The 5-week treatment is designed to improve individuals’ ability to speak and articulate, and we are also measuring associated brain changes with MRI before and after the treatment.