Aphasia Group and Research
Aphasia Group at the ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic:
Individuals with aphasia and other neurologically based communication disabilities meet weekly for a communication therapy group.
Participants take part in communication activities and work with student clinicians to improve use of strategies to enhance communication.
Sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:30.
For more information, contact Lynn Adams, 757-683-6129 or email email@example.com
Aphasia Research at the ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic:
Dr. Stacie Raymer, Professor of Communication Disorders, oversees the aphasia research activities in the ODU Speech and Hearing Clinic to study the most effective speech-language therapies to use in individuals with strokes and other brain injuries. Treatments for aphasia, word retrieval difficulties, apraxia of speech, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and limb apraxia have been examined in her treatment research.
Several projects are currently funded:
NIH National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders grant: Conversational Outcomes for Naming Treatments in Aphasia - Patients with aphasia following stroke who have word retrieval difficulties are invited to participate in a speech therapy study.
Department of Defense grant: An internet Based Rehabilitation Program for Auditory Processing Impairments in Warriors with Blast Injuries - Hearing impairments experienced by individuals who have been exposed to blasts or have mild brain injuries are being studied. Those with impairments then will take part in an experimental computer-based auditory processing training program. Individuals with and without brain injuries are invited to participate.
For more information about the brain rehabilitation research at ODU, please contact Dr. Stacie Raymer, 757-683-4522 or firstname.lastname@example.org