Treatment of Aphasia

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2010
Last updated: June 5, 2014
Last verified: June 2014

This is a behavioral speech therapy trial for individuals who have suffered a stroke on the left side of the brain and have difficulty speaking. The name of this disorder is called 'aphasia'. Individuals who participate in this study will receive 60 hours of therapy for free (2 hours/day, 5 days/week, 6 weeks).

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: speech therapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Real Word Effects in Phonological Treatment for Word Retrieval

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • speech production [ Time Frame: post treatment termination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 28
Study Start Date: September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
behavioral aphasia therapy
individuals will receive 60 hours of therapy
Behavioral: speech therapy
individuals will receive 60 hours of behavioral speech therapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • left hemisphere stroke
  • monolingual English speaking
  • right handed
  • presence of aphasia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • preexisting neurological condition
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01163461

United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Diane L. Kendall, PhD VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
  More Information

Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT01163461     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C6572-R
Study First Received: July 14, 2010
Last Updated: June 5, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communication Disorders
Language Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Speech Disorders processed this record on July 01, 2015