James Madison University

Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab

Focus of Lab


The Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab focuses on the investigation and implementation of treatment to enhance the communication abilities of individuals with aphasia and promote their engagement in life activities. Primary areas of study occurring in the lab include:

  • Supported Conversation Group to promote communication and quality of life in individuals with aphasia
  • Investigation of cognitive variables (attention, working memory) and the relationship between cognitive impairment and language performance in individuals with aphasia

Personnel


  • Jaime B. Lee, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
    Lab Director, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
    540-568-2618
    lee2jb@jmu.edu
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students interested in the focus of this lab

Current Projects


We are currently recruiting individuals with aphasia for a weekly conversation group. The group is designed to help participants practice communicating in a supportive group environment.

Publications


Refereed Journals

Lee, J. B. & Cherney, L. R. (in press). Tau-U: A quantitative approach for analysis of single-case experimental data in aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Pitts, L. L., Hurwitz, R., Lee, J. B., Carpenter, J., & Cherney, L. R. (2016). Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity of the NORLA-6: Naming and Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia 6-Point Scale. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology.

Cherney, L. R., Kaye, R. C., Lee, J. B. & van Vuuren, S. (2015). Impact of Personal Relevance on Acquisition and Generalization of Script Training for Aphasia: A Preliminary Analysis.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Lee, J. B. & Sohlberg, M. M. (2013).  Evaluation of Attention Training and Metacognitive Facilitation to Improve Reading Comprehension in Aphasia.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(2), 318-333.

Cherney, L. R., Harvey, R. L., Babbitt, E. M., Hurwitz, R., Kaye, R. C., Lee, J. B. (2011).  Epidural cortical stimulation and aphasia therapy.  Aphasiology, 1-26.

Lee, J., Fowler, R., Rodney, D., Cherney, L. & Small, S. (2010). IMITATE: An intensive computer-based treatment for aphasia based on action observation and imitation. Aphasiology, 24, 449-465.

Lee, J. B., Kaye, R. C., & Cherney, L. R. (2009). Conversational script performance in adults with non-fluent aphasia: Treatment intensity and aphasia severity. Aphasiology, 23 (7–8), 885–897.

Cherney, L. R., Halper, A. S., Holland, A. L., Lee, J. B., Babbitt, E., & Cole, R. (2007). Improving conversational script production in aphasia with virtual therapist computer treatment software. Brain and Language, 103, 246-247.

Non-Refereed Journals

Lee, J. B. & Cherney, L. R. (2015). Computer-Based Treatments for Aphasia: Advancing Clinical Practice and Research. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.

Lee, J. B. & Cherney, L. R. (2013). Write On: A computer-administered treatment program allows for high-intensity practice to improve writing skills in patients with aphasia. The ASHA Leader, 18(9), 46-48.

Lee, J. B., Harn, B., Sohlberg, M. M. & Wade, S. (2012). An Overview of the Attention Improvement Management (AIM) program with outcomes for three pilot participants. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 90-105.

Sohlberg, M. M., Lemoncello, R. & Lee, J. (2011). The effect of choice on compliance using telerehabilitation for direct attention training: A comparison of "push" versus "pull" scheduling. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 21, 94-106.

Lee, J. B. and Cherney, L. R. (2008).  The Changing Face of Aphasia Therapy. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 18, 15-23.

Recent Presentations

Lee, J. B., Hurwitz, R., Kocherginsky, M. & Cherney, L. R. (2017, May). "Attention in individuals with aphasia: Performance on the Conners' Continuous Performance Test-2nd Edition," Poster presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Snowbird, UT.

Lee, J. B., Sohlberg, M. M., & Cherney, L. R. (2017, May). "Metacognitive Strategy Training in Aphasia," Poster presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Snowbird, UT.

Lee, J. B., (2017, March). Supporting Communication for People with Aphasia, Speech-     Language Hearing Association of Virginia State Conference, Richmond, VA.

Braun, E., Lee, J. B., Fernandez, H., Hurwitz, R., Van Vurren, S., Kording, K. & Cherney, L. R. (2016, November). "Script Acquisition and Maintenance in Aphasia: Impact of One and Two Doses of Treatment," Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Lee, J. B., Carpenter, J., Gustafson, G, & Cherney, L. R. (2016, November). "Patient-Reported Outcomes from an Intensive Computer-Based Writing Intervention, Poster presented at the Annual Convention for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Lee, J. B. & Cherney, L. R. (2016, May). "Approaches for Analysis of Single-Case Experimental Design (SCED) Data," Invited Round-Table at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

Lee, J. B., Cherney, L. R., & Sohlberg, M. M. (2015, November). "Evaluation of Attention Process Training-3 for Reading Comprehension in Aphasia," Research Technical presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO.

Cherney, L. R., Lee, J. B., & Carpenter, J. (2015, May). "Efficacy of a Computer-Based Writing Program for Aphasia," Paper presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Monterey, CA.

Cherney, L. R., Lee, J. B., & Carpenter, J. (2014, November). "Enhancing Written Communication in People with Aphasia," Seminar presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

Cherney, L. R., Lee, J. B. & Van Vuuren, S. (2014, July). "Computer-Directed Sentence-Level Writing Treatment for Persons with Chronic Aphasia," Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Jerusalem, Israel.

Cherney, L. R., Lee, J. B., & Hitch, R. (2013, November). "Errors, Cues, & Script-Training: Implications for Aphasia Treatment," Seminar presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Gingrich, L., Hurwitz, R., Lee, J., Carpenter, J., & Cherney, L. (2013, November). "Quantifying Naming and Oral Reading Performance in Aphasia: the NORLA-6 Scale," Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Lee, J. B., Masimer, C., Thompson, A., & McLaughlin, K. (2012). Aphasia Book Club:Insights from participants. Poster to be presented at the annual Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association conference, Portland, OR.

Lee, J. B. & Sohlberg, M. M. (2012, May). "Evaluation of an Attention Training and Metacognitive Facilitation Intervention for Reading Comprehension in Mild Aphasia," Poster presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA.