Primary Progressive Aphasia

Two women sitting in a living room and looking at an iPad

The goal of our research is to determine whether using Augmentative and Alternative Communication 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.

For more information about primary progressive aphasia, please contact Aimee Mooney, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P/L.

Steven Bedrick, Ph.D. (above), on using science and technology to assist individuals with primary progressive aphasia.

Visit our Primary Progressive Aphasia Playlist on YouTube to watch more videos that explain how our technologies can help individuals with primary progressive aphasia 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 primary progressive aphasia.

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:

  • 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:

Here you will find articles and other writings from community members with lockd-in syndrome who are participating in our research. You will also find newsletters featuring our research.

Seeking people with primary progressive aphasia and their communication partners