Director: Marja-Liisa Mailend, PhD
The Speech and Language Recovery Laboratory investigates the cognitive architecture of speech and language production and its disorders. With a primary emphasis on impairments of phonological encoding and speech motor planning, the long-term goal of our work is to develop theory-driven and evidence-based assessments and treatment programs to strengthen functional communication in people with aphasia and apraxia of speech. Research in our laboratory employs various methods including behavioral speech and language assessments, acoustic analysis, psycholinguistic reaction time studies, and support vector lesion symptom mapping.
Programs of Research:
- Underlying mechanism of speech motor planning and speech motor planning impairments
- Differential diagnosis of apraxia of speech
- Speech entrainment treatment for people with aphasia and apraxia of speech