Aphasia & Therapy
Aphasia & Therapy at the Brain Language Laboratory
If you or one of your relatives suffer from neurological language disorder, please note that we are NOT a clinical institution and cannot offer advice or speech language therapy upon request. Please contact a speech therapist or neurologist for that.
However, we carry out therapy studies to test and improve the effectiveness of novel approaches to speech language therapy.
Participation at an intesive language therapy at the FU Berlin
The Brain Language Labotratory (belonging to Freie Universität Berlin, Leader: Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedemann Pulvermüller) offers the possibility to take part in a intensive language therapy for 2 until 4 weeks for free to patients with a speech defect caused by a stroke. To make a participation possible participants need to meet some criteria (e.g. to be monolingual german).
At the moment a new project is in preperation. If you or someone you konw are interessted in taking part do not hesitate to ask for some information already.
Please contact our study-team for that:
Phone: +49 (0)30 838-51984
Phone: +49 (0)30 838-58140
You can find current information in an article about intensive language therapy at our laboratory here: https://www.fu-berlin.de/presse/informationen/fup/2018/fup_18_044-sprachtherapie/index.html (German)
General information on speech language therapy and other topics relevant to aphasia is available here:
- Heikkinen, Paula H., Pulvermüller, Friedemann, Mäkelä, Jyriki, Klippi, Anu: Combining rTMS With Intensive Language-Action Therapy in Chronic Aphasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Front. Neurosci. 1-13 (2019). doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.01036
- Stahl, B., Mohr, B., Büscher, V., Dreyer, F. R., Lucchese, G., & Pulvermüller, F. 2018. Efficacy of intensive aphasia therapy in chronic stroke patients: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 89, 586-592. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2017-315962
- Mohr, B. 2017. Neuroplasticity and functional recovery after intensive language therapy in chronic post stroke aphasia: Which factors are relevant? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00332
- Stahl, B., Mohr, B., Dreyer, F.R., Lucchese, G., & Pulvermüller, F. 2017. Communicative-pragmatic assessment is sensitive and time-effective in measuring the outcome of aphasia therapy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00223
- Lucchese, G., Pulvermüller, F., Stahl, B., Dreyer F. & Mohr, B. 2017. Therapy-Induced Neuroplasticity of Language in Chronic Post Stroke Aphasia: A Mismatch Negativity Study of (A)Grammatical And Menaningful/less Mini-Constructions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:699. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00669
- Stahl, B., Mohr, B., Dreyer, F. R., Lucchese, G., & Pulvermuller, F. 2016. Using language for social interaction: Communication mechanisms promote recovery from chronic non-fluent aphasia. Cortex, 85, 90-99. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.09.021
- Mohr, B., MacGregor, L.J., Difrancesco, S., Harrington, K., Pulvermüller, F. & Shtyrov, Y. 2016. Hemispheric contributions to language reorganisation: An MEG study of neuroplasticity in chronic post stroke aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 93(B), 413–424. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.04.006
- MacGregor, L. J., Difrancesco, S., Pulvermüller, F., Shtyrov, Y., & Mohr, B. 2015. Ultra-rapid access to words in chronic aphasia: The effects of intensive language-action therapy (ILAT). Brain Topography, 28(2), 279-291. doi: 10.1007/s10548-014-0398-y
- DiFrancesco, S., Pulvermüller, F., & Mohr, B. 2012. Intensive language action therapy: the methods. Aphasiology, 26 (11), 1317-1351. DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2012.705815
- Pulvermüller, F., Neininger, B., Elbert, T., Mohr, B., Rockstroh, B., Koebbel, P. & Taub, E. 2001: Constraint-induced therapy of chronic aphasia following stroke. Stroke, 32, 1621-1626.