In the Aphasia Research Laboratory, we study how aphasia affects one’s ability to produce and comprehend speech and what factors and learning conditions maximize language recovery in persons with aphasia.

Currently, we are interested in questions like:

  • How do persons with aphasia and persons without aphasia use different cues during sentence comprehension and production?
  • How do different learning conditions modulate immediate and long-term language improvement in persons with aphasia?
  • Can implicit learning-based treatments generate as effective outcomes as traditional treatments to improve communication in persons with aphasia?
  • What neural and cognitive (e.g., memory, attention) functions support different types of language learning?

We use a variety of tasks, such as eye-tracking while listening and speaking, collaborative language games, a language training study, and EEG. The long-term goal of our research is to develop cost-effective intervention approaches for individuals with aphasia and related acquired language disorders.

The Aphasia Research Lab does not offer therapy services. To learn more about therapy at Purdue University, please go to the M.D. Steer Speech and Language Clinic website.

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