Aphasia & Rehabilitation Outcomes Lab

 What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language impairment that most often results from stroke, but it can also result from sudden brain injury or a progressive neurological disease. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Aphasia following stroke or brain injury can improve with time, effort, and treatment.

About ARO Lab

At the UD Aphasia & Rehabilitation Outcomes (ARO) Lab, we research post-stroke aphasia to understand ways to improve aphasia treatment outcomes. Specifically, we are interested in aphasia and…

  • psychological factors – like stress, depression, and resilience
  • cognitive factors – like working memory and attention
  • treatment engagement and response, and
  • measurement of all of the above.

Dr. Rebecca Hunting Pompon, the director and principal investigator of the UD ARO Lab, has a background in adult mental health and counseling in addition to aphasia rehabilitation research. She trains and advises clinicians in a variety of clinical contexts on interpersonal communication and counseling skills (e.g., course series produced by MedBridge Education, CEU article featured on 20Q with Ann Kumer).

Interested in participating in research?

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