Changes in Resting State Functional Connectivity (RSFC) Following Intensive Aphasia Therapy - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Changes in Resting State Functional Connectivity (RSFC) Following Intensive Aphasia Therapy

Objective

This study aims to determine changes in resting state functional connectivity and neuroplastic changes following participation in an intensive aphasia program that provides 120 hours of intensive aphasia treatment over four weeks (i.e. 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for 4 weeks). 

IRB Protocol Number
STU00092708
Principal Investigator(s)
Leora Cherney

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Brain Injury Research
  • Stroke Research
  • Aphasia Research
Sponsor(s)
Northwestern University Center for Translational Imaging
Contact
Edie Babbitt at 312-238-6163
or ebabbitt@ric.org
Who Can Participate

Inclusion Criteria:

First-time participants from RIC’s Intensive Aphasia Program (IAP) sessions.

Clinical diagnosis of aphasia following a left hemisphere stroke

18+ years

Native English speakers

Medically stable to complete MRI scanning tasks.

 

Exclusion Criteria:

Standard MRI exclusion criteria will apply including: claustrophobia, any trauma or surgery which may have left ferromagnetic material in the body, ferromagnetic implants or pacemakers; and inability to lie still for 1 hour or more.

Women of childbearing age who are pregnant or lactating will be excluded.