The Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab (ARTlab), under the direction of Maya Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP, is housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, in the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. Research in the lab is directed at improving our understanding of how the brain supports speech and language processes and how targeted treatment programs may improve communication impairments caused by stroke or neurodegenerative disease. The lab utilizes current approaches in cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, and cognitive rehabilitation to address these issues. Read more about Dr. Henry and the ARTlab here.
Translating Cognitive Neuroscience into Clinical Intervention
What is aphasia?
Aphasia is an acquired impairment of language caused by damage to the brain. It can be caused by a stroke, a neurodegenerative process such as Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia, or a head injury.
Is there help available for people with aphasia?
Yes! In fact, a growing body of treatment research indicates that targeted behavioral treatments can improve communication skills in individuals with aphasia with both functionally meaningful and lasting effects.