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Speech Language Therapy for Primary Progressive Aphasia

Start: April 3, 2018
End: April 1, 2023
Enrollment: 90

What Is This Study About?

This one-year study will test the effects of Internet-based speech language therapy on communication abilities in adults with mild Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a neurodegenerative disease that affects language abilities. Participants will receive five evaluations and 15 speech therapy sessions with a licensed speech therapist, as well as access to Communication Bridge, a personalized web application to practice home exercises. Each participant will receive a laptop with the applications and features needed for the study.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 30 Years

Maximum Age: 100 Years

Must have:

  • Diagnosis of PPA (with mild impairment)
  • Communication partner (e.g., spouse, family member) who is willing to participate
  • Adequate experience with computers and sufficient Internet connection
  • English speaking

Must NOT have:

  • Dementia diagnosis other than PPA
  • Participation in outside speech language therapy during the course of the 1-year study

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.


Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: Northwestern University

Collaborator Sponsor

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Source: ID: NCT03371706