Aphasia Therapy Outcomes

Study Description:
We are looking for volunteers who are within driving distance to Hershey, PA. We want to understand how the brain changes in response to naming therapy. Volunteers will complete a 10-week intensive naming therapy. Each session will be 2 hours and there are 2 sessions each a week. Volunteers will also come to Hershey Medical Center for a total of 4 MRI scans. Two MRI scans happen before treatment and 2 scans happen after treatment. A language assessment will also be given before and after naming therapy. In-person visits for MRI scans are required, and compensation for travel time is provided up to two hours each way. Naming therapy and assessment sessions can be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Aphasia Friendly Study Description:
We are looking for volunteers who are within driving distance to Hershey, PA. We want to understand how the brain changes in response to naming therapy. Volunteers will complete a 10-week intensive naming therapy. Each session will be 2 hours and there are 2 sessions each a week. Volunteers will also come to Hershey Medical Center for a total of 4 MRI scans. Two MRI scans happen before treatment and 2 scans happen after treatment. A language assessment will also be given before and after naming therapy. In-person visits for MRI scans are required, and compensation for travel time is provided up to two hours each way. Naming therapy and assessment sessions can be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria:
-Diagnosis of aphasia -Sustained a single stroke at least 6 months ago -Right-handed -Native English speaker -Completed at least a high school education
Principal Investigator:
Chaleece Sandberg
Contact Email:
acs36@psu.edu
Condition
Stroke
Observational or Treatment:
Treatment
Type of Treatment:
Abstract Associative Semantic Network Training (AbSANT)
Duration of Study:
If you agree to take part, it will take you about 8 months to complete this research study. You will be asked to go to Hershey Medical Center 4 times for each MRI scan. You will also be asked to attend approximately 20 therapy sessions. Lang
Study Start Date:
June 1, 2018
Study End Date:
May 1, 2023
More information:
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03550092?cond=aphasia&cntry=US&map_cntry=US&map_state=US%3APA&draw=2&rank=4
Costs or Reimbursement:
There is no cost for the naming therapy. $5 per session is provided to offset travel costs for in-person assessment and treatment sessions. $20 compensation is provided for each MRI session. If travel time to MRI scan visits is longer than 30 minutes, we pay $10/hour. Time spent completing cognitive assessments is also $10/hour. Total compensation cannot be more than $460 for completing this research study.
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