Treating Intention In Aphasia: Neuroplastic Substrates


Phase 1/2 Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Nonfluent aphasia caused by stroke
- Moderate to severe word-finding problems
- 6 or more months post stroke
- Right handed prior to stroke
- All strokes in left hemisphere
- Native English speaker
- Capable of following verbal directions

Exclusion Criteria

- Severe impairment of word comprehension
- Brain injury or disease in addition to stroke
- Drug or alcohol abuse within past 6 months
- Schizophrenia or other psychiatric disorder necessitating hospitalization
- History of learning disability
- Claustrophobia
- Cardiac pace-maker
- Ferrous metal implants not attached to bone, metal fragments in body
- Profound hearing loss