Does Treating Working Memory Improve Spoken Naming Abilities in Individuals with Aphasia?

Study Description:
The purpose of the study is to investigate whether a working memory-naming treatment approach will help spoken naming abilities. Participation in this study involves testing the individual’s cognitive-language abilities prior to and after treatment. The treatment approach involves naming pictures, describing the pictures, repeating words, answering questions, and remembering words.
Aphasia Friendly Study Description:
Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria:
Criteria: 1. a stroke in the left hemisphere verified by HCT/MRI scan; 2. high school completion or GED; 3. ages of 18 – 80 years; 4. normal or corrected-to-normal vision; 5. use of English as primary language. Exclusion Criteria: 1. no history of neurological or significant psychiatric disorders; 2. no history of previous learning disabilities; 3. no previous history of alcohol/substance abuse.
Principal Investigator:
Naomi Hashimoto
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Observational or Treatment:
Type of Treatment:
Working memory - picture naming treatment to address naming deficits
Duration of Study:
Participants will be seen once-to-twice weekly for approximately 3 months.
Study Start Date:
March 1, 2022
Study End Date:
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Costs or Reimbursement:
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