Speech Therapy for Aphasia: Comparing Two Treatments "PMvSFA"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

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 in this study will receive one of two treatments. The first is a phonological (sound level) treatment and the second is a semantic (word level) treatment. Individuals in both groups will receive 60 hours of therapy for free (2 hours/day, 5 days/week, 6 weeks).

Conditions

Interventions

  • Speech therapy for aphasia: comparing two treatments Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: The investigators will compare two treatments for aphasia. Each participant will receive only one form of treatment.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Phonomotor therapy
    Description: Experimental group
  • Semantic Feature Analysis therapy Behavioral
    Intervention Desc: Control therapy; current standard of care therapy
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Semantic Feature Analysis therapy
    Description: Current standard of care therapy
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Phonomotor therapy
    Description: Experimental group

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary spoken word production (confrontation naming) 3 months following treatment termination (maintenance) No
Secondary response latency immediately and 3 months following treatment termination No
Secondary verb production (confrontation naming) 3 months following treatment termination No

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