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Aphasia & Therapy


Welcome to the Aphasia & Therapy website of the Brain Language Laboratory!

German version.

If you, a family member or friend suffers from a neurological speech and language disorder: Please note that we are NOT a clinical facility. We cannot provide diagnosis, counselling or speech and language therapy on demand. In these cases, please contact a speech and language therapist or neurologist.

However, we conduct therapy studies in order to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of new methods for speech and language treatment in aphasia.

Participation in our intensive aphasia therapy at the FU Berlin

The Brain Language Laboratory at the Freie Universität Berlin (principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedemann Pulvermüller) offers stroke patients with speech and language impairment the opportunity to participate in an intensive speech-language therapy free of charge.

The treatment takes place in form of a group therapy over a period of 2-4 weeks (10-15 hours per week).
Our therapy is conducted in German only (see criteria for participation below).

New patients are very welcome! Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our aphasia therapy study is currently paused. However, we are still looking for new participants. Please feel free to contact us at any time to plan a participation in one of the therapy groups after the break.

To participate, the following criteria should be met:
 -  German as native language
 -  Suffering from aphasia, caused by a (single) stroke which is at least 1 year ago
 -  Right-handedness before stroke-onset
 -  Interest in participating in the study for approximately 3 hours a day over a period of 2-4 weeks
-  Interest in participating in speech and language assessments, as well as EEG and MRI testing

Head of the study: Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedemann Pulvermüller
Neuropsychological assessments: Prof. Dr. Bettina Mohr
Therapy: Lea Doppelbauer (speech-language pathologist), Verena Büscher
Neuroimaging: Dr. Felix Dreyer

More detailed information on participation in our studies can be found HERE.


Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in participating in our intensive aphasia treatment:

Verena Arndt

Phone: +49 (0)30 838-58140
Mail: verena.arndt@fu-berlin.de

Lea Doppelbauer
Phone: +49 (0)30 838-63245
Mail: l.doppelbauer@fu-berlin.de

General information on our Intensive Language Action Therapy (ILAT), also known as Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy (CIAT), as well as on aphasia is available here: 

Introduction to CIAT / ILAT

https://www.aphasia.org/


Scientific publications on our aphasia studies: