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Cognitive Therapy to Improve Word Finding

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2005 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: June 28, 2007
Last updated: March 10, 2009
Last verified: November 2005

June 28, 2007
March 10, 2009
July 2004
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Improved picture naming of trained words.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00494520 on Archive Site
Improved picture naming of untrained words.
Same as current
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Cognitive Therapy to Improve Word Finding
Learning Paradigms in Aphasia Rehabilitation

Adults who sustain brain damage due to stroke, traumatic injury or surgery may develop difficulty finding words. This study compares the effectiveness of two behavior-based programs to improve picture naming ability in these individuals.

Difficulty finding words is common in patients with aphasia subsequent to left hemisphere stroke. This study will compare two cognitive therapies for the treatment of acquired word finding difficulties. The therapies use different types of cues. All participants will receive both therapies. Participants in this study will undergo a comprehensive and detailed assessment of language and other cognitive skills. The two treatments will be compared for their efficacy.

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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Anomia
  • Aphasia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
Procedure: Cueing systems to improve picture naming
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June 2009
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Word finding difficulty subsequent to stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain surgery or other brain damage occuring at least 6 month prior to participation
  • Ability to attend 2 sessions per week for several months at Georgetown University in Washington, DC

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of learning disabilities
  • Best corrected vision less than 20/40
  • Corrected hearing within functional limits
  • Less than 10 years formal education
  • Significant memory or comprehension problems
18 Years and older
Contact: Sarah F. Snider, MA, SLP
Contact: Nora L. Watson, BS
United States
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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
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Principal Investigator: Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D. Georgetown University
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
November 2005

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