Primary Progressive Aphasia
The goal of our research is to determine whether using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology improves conversation in everyday settings for individuals with primary progressive aphasia. We have developed several applications that are accessed through personal tablets at home.
Visit our Primary Progressive Aphasia Playlist on YouTube to watch more videos that explain how our technologies can help individuals with PPA and their families.
OUR RESEARCH ON PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE APHASIA
Here you will find short descriptions of the grants that we are currently working on in PPA.
Writing papers about our work is an important part of the research process. The papers you will find here have been included in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals.
- Fried-Oken, M., Mooney, A., &Peters, B. (2015) Supporting communication for patients with neurodegenerative disease. Neurorehabilitation. 37(1), 69-87.
- Fried-Oken, M., Daniels, D., Ettinger, O., Mooney, A., Noethe, G., &Rowland, C. (2015). What's on your mind? conversations topics chosen by people with degenerative cognitive-linguistic disorders for communication boards. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24(2), 272-280.
- Fried-Oken, M., Beukelman, D., &Hux, K. (2012). Current and future AAC research considerations for adults with acquired cognitive and communication impairments. Assistive Technology, 24, 56-66. PMC # 3760684.
- Fried-Oken, M., Rowland C., &Gibbons, C. (2010). Providing augmentative and alternative communication treatment to persons with progressive nonfluent aphasia. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and LanguageDisorders. Rockville, MD: ASHA. 21-25.
- Fried-Oken, M. (2008). Augmentative and alternative communication treatment for persons with primary progressive aphasia. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Rockville, MD: ASHA. 99-104.
- Fox, L.E., Sohlberg, M.M., &Fried-Oken, M. (2001). Effects of conversational topic choice on outcomes of augmentative communication intervention for adults with aphasia. Aphasiology, 15(2), 171-200.
Every year our diverse team attends conferences around the country and presents the important work we are doing.
- An AAC Social Media Intervention for People with Primary Progressive Aphasia, A.R. Mooney, M. Fried-Oken, G. Noethe, S. Bedrick, K. Gorman, S. Spaulding, A. Golinker, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) 2016
- PPA Treatment Update: Standardizing Care for Non-Standard Aphasia, M.L. Henry, A. Mooney, D. Mordhardt, ASHA 2015
- An AAC Pilot Study to Support Conversation in Persons with Primary Progressive Aphasia (poster), R. Pryor, A. Mooney, G. Noethe, M. Fried-Oken, ASHA 2015
- Communication Supports for Individuals with Language Impairments, Oregon Speech and Hearing Association (OSHA) Annual Convention, 2016
- Treatment for Persons with PPA: An Adaptable Communication Support Approach, Webinar: The Dr. Lawrence Albert Memorial Series on PPA, Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD &Maya Henry, PhD
- AAC for persons with PPA, Webcast, Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD
- Evidence to Support AAC Treatment for PPA, American Academy of Neurology, Honolulu, Hawaii, April, 2011
- Communication Boards Support Conversation in PNFA, ASHA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November, 2010
- Aging Well with Dementia: Supporting Conversational Skills of Individuals with Progressive Aphasia, Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities, April, 2010
- Evidence for AAC Treatment in Nonfluent Progressive Aphasia, ISAAC, Barcelona, Spain, July, 2010
- A Comparison of Communication Board Use for Conversations in Primary Progressive Aphasia and Alzheimer's Disease, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 2012
- A Continuum of Communication Supports for Primary Progressive Aphasia, Oregon Speech-Language Hearing Association, October 2013
Here you will find articles and other writings from community members with LIS who are participating in our research. You will also find newsletters featuring our research.