Funded Research Projects

Developing an Evidence-Based Treatment Continuum for Spoken and Written Language

Funded by: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Project dates: 2011 - 2017

Purpose: To develop and test treatments designed to maximize recovery of acquired language impairments in adults.

Participants: Individuals who have had stroke (or other cause of brain injury) and have difficulty with communication (aphasia, alexia, agraphia). Individuals with progressive language impairment (primary progressive aphasia). 

Investigators: Pagie Beeson, PhD, CCC-SLP (PI). Kindle Rising, M.S., CCC-SLP & Steven Rapcsak, M.D.

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APHASIA RESEARCH PROJECT  or call (520) 621-9878.

 

Developing Evidence-Based Treatments for Agraphia

(2005 - 2016) This R01 Grant awarded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders allowed us to develop and examine treatment approaches for the remediation of impairments of written and spoken language. Beeson (PI).

Cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates of written language processing.

(2006 - 2009) This R01 grant awarded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders allowed us to examine the critical brain regions that support written language in adults.
Rapcsak (PI).

Neuroplasticity in Chronic and Progressive Aphasia

(2005 - 2006) This pilot project funded by the Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Core Center examined the behavioral and neural response to intensive language treatment in individuals with progressive aphasia compared to individuals with chronic stroke-induced aphasia.
Beeson (PI).