Aphasia & Rehabilitation Outcomes Lab

About Us

At the Aphasia & Rehabilitation Outcomes (ARO) Lab, we work with people with aphasia – a language impairment that sometimes follows stroke – to better understand language processes and ways to improve aphasia treatment outcomes.

Specifically, we are interested in aphasia and …

  • psychological factors – like stress, depression, and resilience
  • cognitive factors – like memory and attention
  • treatment outcomes
  • family caregiver experiences, and
  • making general assessments aphasia friendly

Dr. Rebecca Hunting Pompon, the director and principal investigator of the UD ARO Lab, examines the entire clinical process to improve rehabilitation outcomes, including clinician psychology. She trains and advises clinicians across the allied health professions on interpersonal communication and counseling skills in a variety of clinical contexts. For more information on her clinical trainings and availability for her presentations, contact rhp@udel.edu or visit CliniciansKit.com

Interested in participating in research?

We are located at 100 Discovery Blvd, Newark, DE, 19713 at the University of Delaware STAR Tower on the 6th floor. Our core competencies include psychosocial factors in rehabilitation and health outcomes. We conduct research with a large community of like-minded clinicians and clinical researchers from UD’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, UD’s Communication Sciences & Disorders Department, UD’s College of Health Sciences, and Dr. Matthew Cohen’s Measure What Matters Lab. 

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