Finding the Right Words Guest on 5th June 2020 08:43:35 AM
  1. Finding the Right Words
  2. From: Northwestern Alumni Magazine - Fall 2013 - page 15
  4. New center will help people with aphasia regain language functionality.
  6. Not long ago, stroke sufferers who lost the ability to talk were thought to
  7. have less than a year to recover language function. In her three decades of
  8. research, Northwestern professor Cynthia Thompson has demonstrated the
  9. brain's plasticity and shown that, with appropriate training, gains can be
  10. made a decade or more after a stroke.
  12. "The interesting thing about aphasia is it doesn't affect any other cognitive
  13. systems," says Thompson, one of the leading experts on aphasia. "These people
  14. are intelligent. They're not impaired, except for when they need to use
  15. language, either reading, writing, talking, or listening."
  17. Read the entire article at:
  18. http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/fall2013/campuslife/finding-the-right-words.html
  20. Links:
  21. Aphasia and Neurolinguistics Research Laboratory
  22. http://comm.soc.northwestern.edu/aphasia/
  24. $12 Million for a Center for Research on Aphasia
  25. http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/03/12-million-for-a-center-for-research-on-aphasia.html
  27. Cynthia Thompson
  28. http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/faculty/?PID=CynthiaThompson
  30. NIDCD Establishes New Center for Aphasia Research
  31. http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/inside/sum2013/Pages/pg2.aspx

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