Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation
The mission of the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (CARR) is to encourage collaboration among faculty members, research associates and speech-language pathologists, with the goal of integrating their research findings on stroke, aphasia, language impairments in dementia, and normal cognition to:
- Increase our understanding of the representation of language in the brain
- Increase our understanding of the ways that language may break down following injury to the brain
- Guide the development of more effective treatments for aphasia and alexia
CARR seeks to accomplish this mission by:
- Enhancing basic science research on the neuropsychological and neural mechanisms of aphasia
- Facilitating basic science research on the neuropsychological and neural mechanisms of normal cognition, and how those mechanisms change with age
- Expanding collaboration between basic science research in stroke, aphasia, dementia, and normal cognition
- Increasing translational research by integrating basic science research findings into the design, implementation and testing of aphasia treatments
- Supporting interactions between researchers and clinicians
- Director: Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D.
- Medical Director: Peter E. Turkeltaub, M.D., Ph.D.
- Faculty: Aaron Meyer, Ph.D., and Sarah Snider, M.A., CCC-SLP
- Research Assistant: Ryan Saloma
Rhonda B. Friedman, Ph.D.