Abstract word training in monolingual and bilingual aphasia (abSANT)

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of training abstract word retrieval in monolingual and bilingual individuals with aphasia. Previous work has found that training abstract words results in improvement to abstract words and concrete words in monolingual patients with aphasia. Outcomes regarding bilingual populations are unclear. The goal of this project is to help to guide clinical decisions for monolingual and bilingual persons with aphasia.

We are currently recruiting monolingual English and bilingual (any language combination) adults with aphasia.  Individuals can be balanced or unbalanced bilinguals with any type of aphasia.  If interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Teresa Gray at graymatterlaboratory@gmail.com.  Collaborator: Penn State