Research Specialization Areas - Language Processing and Intervention

Behavior change is a cornerstone of the field of speech-language pathology as we strive to facilitate communication improvement among our clients. In order to devise and deliver effective language interventions, we incorporate and address the neurophysiology of brain plasticity mechanisms, cognitive underpinnings of individual change in relation to the environment, the mechanisms of change within the linguistic system, and the psychosocial and affective dimensions that relate to the potential for language behavior change. Faculty projects address these issues in motor speech disorders, aphasia, and dementia, and include investigations of the electrophysiological correlates of the potential for change and the outcomes of language intervention, the effects of behavioral and/or pharmacological treatment on language behavior change, and the relationships between cognitive abilities including affective dimensions and language improvement.

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