Real Word Effects in Phonological Treatment for Word Retrieval

2014-08-27 03:12:11 | BioPortfolio


This is a behavioral speech therapy trial for individuals who have suffered a stroke on the left side of the brain and have difficulty speaking. The name of this disorder is called 'aphasia'. Individuals who participate in this study will receive 60 hours of therapy for free (2 hours/day, 5 days/week, 6 weeks).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




speech therapy


VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
United States




Department of Veterans Affairs

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:11-0400

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