Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab
Focus of Lab
The Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab focuses on the investigation and implementation of treatment to enhance the communication abilities of individuals with aphasia and promote their engagement in life activities. Primary areas of study occurring in the lab include:
- Text messaging in individuals with aphasia
- Technology-delivered intervention to address reading and writing impairments associated with aphasia
- Supported Conversation Group and Book Club to promote communication and quality of life in individuals with aphasia: Facilitation and Management Strategies
Jaime B. Lee, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Lab Director, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Undergraduate and Graduate Students interested in the focus of this lab: Please email Dr. Lee email@example.com for an application
Current and Recent Projects
- Transactional Success in the Texting of Individuals with Aphasia: We are interested in developing tools to evaluate texting transactional success (information exchange) in aphasia and examining behaviors that enable and/or detract from successful transaction and interaction (building social connectedness) via text messaging.
- Improving Electronic Written Communication in Aphasia: The JMU Aphasia Research & Treatment Lab The JMU Aphasia Research & Treatment Lab (Harrisonburg, VA) and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, IL) conducted a research study that will help us understand how to better treat writing and texting skills in persons with aphasia. Details about the study can be found on ClinicalTrials.gov https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03773419?cond=aphasia&rank=4
- Supported conversation groups and book clubs help participants connect with other people with aphasia and practice communicating in a supportive group environment. We are currently studying facilitation and management strategies used by facilitators of effective groups.