Our research is focused on improving behavioral assessment and intervention of aphasia and other neurological communication disorders. Current projects seek to uncover how cognitive and emotional demands affect communication in aphasia.

What will you be asked to do?

The research in our lab is behavioral, which means that you will be asked to perform different tasks that involve talking, listening, and responding to questionnaires. Study sessions most often last from 1 to 3 hours. Participants often receive a small amount of money in the form of cash or a Visa gift card as a token of our appreciation. As each study is unique, detailed information will be provided before we schedule a session.

Where does the research take place?

For our current studies, you can choose whether to meet in the BASL Lab on BYU campus or in your home. The BASL Lab is located in room 111 of the John Taylor Building (1190 N 900 E, Provo, UT). Please click here for information about directions and parking.

How will I know if I am a candidate?

If you have difficulty finding words because of damage to the left hemisphere of your brain, then you are likely a candidate for one of our studies. We encourage you to contact us or join the registry. If you would like to contribute to aphasia research and have no history of neurological damage, you will likely qualify as a control participant.

Currently Enrolling:

Longitudinal Study of Aphasia Recovery

Emotional Growth after Aphasia Study

Background Noise Study