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Treatment for Word Retrieval Impairments in Aphasia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00764400
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Anastasia Raymer, Old Dominion University

September 30, 2008
October 2, 2008
April 6, 2018
August 2008
June 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Daily Probe Picture Naming [ Time Frame: daily probes from three times per week for up to 3 months and one month posttreatment ]
Daily Probe Picture Naming [ Time Frame: daily probes from pretreatment to one month posttreatment ]
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00764400 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Western Aphasia Battery [ Time Frame: pre-treatment and at treatment completion ]
  • Boston Naming Test [ Time Frame: pretreatment and at treatment completion ]
  • Discourse Sample [ Time Frame: pre-treatment and at treatment completion ]
  • Western Aphasia Battery [ Time Frame: pre- and post-treatment ]
  • Boston Naming Test [ Time Frame: pre- and post-treatment ]
  • Discourse Sample [ Time Frame: pre- and post-treatment ]
  • Communicative Effectiveness Index [ Time Frame: pre- and post-treatment ]
  • Functional Outcomes Questionnaire for Aphasia [ Time Frame: pre- and post-treatment ]
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Treatment for Word Retrieval Impairments in Aphasia
Communication Outcomes for Naming Treatments in Aphasia
In this study the investigators are examining the effectiveness of two different speech therapy protocols for word retrieval impairments experienced by individuals with stroke-induced aphasia. One treatment involves errorless naming treatment and the other employs verbal plus gestural facilitation of word retrieval. Participants will receive one of the two treatments over several months. Before and after treatment the investigators will administer several tests and conversational samples to examine changes associated with the treatments. The investigators hypothesize that, whereas both treatments will lead to improvements in words rehearsed in therapy, communication outcomes in conversation will be broader for the verbal plus gestural protocol.
In this study the investigators are examining the effectiveness of two different speech therapy protocols for word retrieval impairments experienced by individuals with stroke-induced aphasia. One treatment involves errorless naming treatment and the other employs verbal plus gestural facilitation of word retrieval. Participants will receive one of the two treatments over several months. Before and after treatment the investigators will administer several tests and conversational samples to examine changes associated with the treatments. The investigators hypothesize that, whereas both treatments will lead to improvements in words rehearsed in therapy, communication outcomes in conversation will be broader for the verbal plus gestural protocol.
Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Stroke
Behavioral: Word Retrieval Treatments for Aphasia
Speech therapy sessions take place 4 times per week for up to 90 minutes per session. Following a phase of baseline pre-testing, two phases of speech therapy will take place lasting up to 20 sessions per phase. Post-testing will take place immediately upon completion of the treatment phases and again at 1 month post study completion.
  • Experimental: Errorless Naming Treatment
    Intervention: Behavioral: Word Retrieval Treatments for Aphasia
  • Experimental: Verbal+Gestural Facilitation
    Intervention: Behavioral: Word Retrieval Treatments for Aphasia
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Completed
24
16
July 2013
June 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • left hemisphere stroke >4 months earlier
  • aphasia with word retrieval impairments
  • >21 years of age right handed
  • speaker of English as the preferred language
  • >6 grade education

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of developmental learning difficulties
  • history of prior neurological illnesses
  • chronic medical illnesses that restrict participation in speech therapy
  • alcohol or drug dependence
  • severe uncorrected impairments of vision or hearing
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
21 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
No
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United States
 
 
NCT00764400
R15DC009690( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
3R15DC009690 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
No
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Dr. Anastasia Raymer, Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Principal Investigator: Anastasia M Raymer, PhD Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University
April 2018

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