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Aphasia Therapy Research: Breakthroughs Wanted

If you read my previous posts on the ChitChat blog, you’ll have noticed that I am a big advocate of aphasia therapy. Being an advocate of aphasia therapy may seem like an odd thing in this day [...]

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Gabby Giffords and the Lack of Access to Aphasia Therapy

I rarely watch anything on TV anymore that truly moves me. This week was an exception: The video of Gabby Giffords during the Democratic National Convention was such an inspiring and uplifting [...]

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In the defense of ‘naming’ as an outcome measure in aphasia therapy studies

“Driving into work this morning I set a new personal record: I was able to name 324 items that I saw on my way…” said no one, ever. Naming things out loud seems like a bizarre activity and not [...]

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Aphasia Therapy Doesn’t Work

I was very fortunate to be the last student to start PhD study with Audrey Holland (University of Arizona). One of the many benefits of studying under Audrey’s tutelage is that she was very [...]