A Systematic Review of Maintenance Following Intensive Therapy Programs in Chronic Post-stroke Aphasia: Importance of Individual Response Analysis

Researchers working at Universities in Australia and Germany have published a systematic review of outcome improvements and maintenance patterns in persons with chronic aphasia following completion of intensive aphasia therapy programs. The primary goals of review were to: [1] investigate individual response patterns and rates across six common outcome measures upon program completion; and [2]…

Cognitive-Linguistic Outcomes from an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program

Faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Departments at the University of Montana (UMT) and Utah State University have published a study of cognitive and linguistic outcomes of intensive comprehensive aphasia programs (ICAPs) for people with aphasia (PWA) in the chronic stage, implemented by graduate student in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). Using graduate students lowers ICAP…

Reviewing Changes to Approaches to Aphasia Diagnosis and Long-Term Management

An aphasia researcher from Chapman University’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, together with a colleague from Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, have published an article that reviews changes in approaches to diagnosing aphasia over the past several decades, as well as the evolution which has taken place during that time…

Detecting Evoked Potentials for Language Processing

In January 2021, Prof. Stephen M. Wilson – a neuroscientist in Vanderbilt University’s Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences – launched The Language Neuroscience Podcast series, devoting individual episodes to probing, informative one-hour interviews with leading investigators across the globe about their research into the neuroanatomy and the neurophysiology of human language.

Australian Aphasia Study: Factors That Slow Rehabilitation

Aphasiologists from Australia have published a collaborative study with colleagues from 5 other nations (New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK, and Ireland) to assess the current state of affairs regarding: (a) increasing the intensity of aphasia rehabilitation services; (b) increasing also its comprehensiveness; and (c) initiating Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Programs (ICAP)