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Mayer, Jamie F.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders


It is the intention of this study to investigate several therapeutic tools which address the nonlinguistic cognitive functions in order to determine the most effective method of treatment for individuals with aphasia. The theory being investigated here is that a lesion affecting speech and language areas of the brain most likely also affects surrounding areas, and therapy which targets these affected functions could positively increase the treatment outcomes. In addition to my initiation of a new research study with Dr. Jamie Mayer and Lilli Bishop for treating nonlinguistic cognitive functions in aphasia, this project also involves careful review and education regarding the methods of running a research study. A thorough literature review was conducted as well as analysis of one current research article written by Laura Murray of Indiana University, who will be collaborating on the new research study for maximizing outcomes in aphasia therapy.


Includes bibliographical references.


15 pages




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