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
- making patient-reported outcome measures aphasia-friendly
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).