BUILD

Study Description:
Have you wondered why you didn’t recover from your stroke as well as you’d hoped? Have you wondered why your strengths and weaknesses are so different from other stroke survivors you meet? In BUILD (Brain-based Understanding of Individual Language Differences after stroke), we’re studying whether these differences are due to the nature of your stroke and also the strength of brain structures and connections that were not affected by your stroke. By understanding these “individual differences” in language and the brain, we hope in the future to predict who will recover well and who may need extra help after their stroke. BUILD will also help us understand which brain structures and connections are essential to language and cognitive abilities, such as reading, perceiving speech, and finding and producing words. BUILD will also help us understand how brain plasticity allows reorganization of these functions after injury. Ultimately, we hope that BUILD will guide us toward new targets for brain stimulation treatments that improve language and cognitive abilities after stroke.
Aphasia Friendly Study Description:
Have you ever wanted to see a picture of your brain? We are studying what factors contribute to stroke recovery. Looking at the brain and behavior of people who have had a stroke will help us understand individual differences in recovery. If you choose to participate: -You will be compensated $50/ session for 5-6 sessions, as well as free parking or transportation by Lyft/Uber. -You will receive a report meeting with Dr. Turkeltaub, our neurologist, and our Research Speech-Language Pathologist to discuss test scores and your MRI upon study-completion. -You will help science and research gather information that may improve treatments for people with language difficulties after stroke.
Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria:
-Left hemisphere stroke or aphasia due to stroke in other parts of the brain -18 years or older -Learned English at 8 years or younger -No history of other neurological conditions (MS, dementia, etc.) -No history of learning disability -Able to get an MRI
Principal Investigator:
Peter Turkeltaub
Contact Email:
crlab@georgetown.edu
Condition
Stroke
Observational or Treatment:
Observational
Type of Treatment:
n/a
Duration of Study:
-4 to 5 sessions of language and cognitive testing -1 MRI
Study Start Date:
January 1, 2018
Study End Date:
January 1, 2024
Costs or Reimbursement:
No cost to you and you will receive: -Free parking or a ride via Uber/Lyft -Compensated $50 per session
IRB Approval #
20130964
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