Referring patients to the Aphasia Research Lab

Please give patients who may be interested in joining the Aphasia Registry our recruitment flyer.

  • All patients with aphasia are welcome to join the Aphasia Registry (a database of the names and contact information of individuals with aphasia), including those with comorbid cognitive and motor speech disorders. Benefits of joining the Registry include periodic updates on information and resources from the Aphasia Lab, as well as invitations to join events hosted by and for the aphasia community.
  • Patients who join the Aphasia Registry who indicate an interest in participating in research may also join the Aphasia Repository (a database of results from a one-time speech-language testing session), and may then be contacted to participate in research studies.

Phonomotor Therapy Materials

Guide to Phonomotor Therapy

Research articles

  • Kendall, D., Oelke, M., Brookshire, C.E., Nadeau, S.E. (2015). The influence of phonomotor treatment on word retrieval abilities in 26 individuals with chronic aphasia: An open trial. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 58(3): 798-812. (PDF)
    • Appendix A is a condensed table outlining the materials, stages, and tasks for phonomotor treatment.
  • Kendall, D. L. & Nadeau, S. E. (2016). The Phonomotor Approach to Treating Phonological-based language deficits in people with aphasia. Topics in Language Disorders, (36)2: 109-122. (PDF)

Online CEU Course

  • Phonomotor Treatment for Individuals with Aphasia: Evidence Based Practice. Offered through Medbridge Education; requires yearly subscription. (link to course)

Treatment Materials

  • Mouth Pictures: Color photographs for you to print and cut out for your own materials
  • Consonant chart: shows you consonant order within context of the program 
  • Vowel chart: shows you vowel order within context of the program 
  • Consonant “cheat sheet”: consonant mouth pictures with corresponding graphemes/IPA symbols
  • Vowel “cheat sheet”: vowel sounds with corresponding real words 
  • Blank vowel circle: use this template when introducing vowels
  • Letters/Icons: All consonant and vowel letters used in the program can be found here. Below the letters are options for "quiet" and "noisy" icons. Feel free to print/cut/laminate for use in your clinic.

Treatment Stimuli (as described in JSLHR article)

Research SLP Contact Information

Treatment for our most recent Phonomotor Therapy study was carried out by two research SLPs, Megan Moldestad (Oelke) and Wesley Allen. While Megan and Wesely are no longer working in the Aphasia Lab, they are available to answer questions via email. 

Standardized Assessment of Phonology in Aphasia (SAPA)

Other Online CEU Courses offered through Medbridge

  • Building Counseling  Skills, presented by Rebecca Hunting Pompon, Ph.D. (link to course)
  • Verb Network Strengthening Treatment, presented by Lisa Edmonds, Ph.D. (link to course)
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia, Presented by Cynthia Thompson, Ph.D. (link to course)
  • Attacking the Literature: From Journal to Bedside, presented by Michael Dickey, Ph.D. (link to course)

Counseling Resources

  • “Counseling the Caregiver,” an ASHA Leader article on tailoring counseling to caregivers over time. (link to article)

WSLHA 2016 Symposium: Fresh Perspectives on Aphasia Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Link to a Dropbox folder with our presentation and compiled resources.