The Aging and Adult Language Disorders Lab has a dual focus. First, there is an emphasis on developing psychometric tools for quantifying cognitive and linguistic constructs in neurotypical as well as neurologically impaired adults. Second, we study how the language production system changes as a function of neurological damage.
Marianne Casilio has joined the Aging and Adult Language Disorders lab as a research speech-language pathologist. She will be coordinating research on the R01 grant, “Algorithmic Classification of Paraphasias."
Gerasimos Fergadiotis was invited to serve on the board of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences as an executive member. ANCDS's mission is to enhance the communicative lives of people affected by neurologic disorders and ensure that every person affected by neurologic communication disorders receives the highest quality clinical services.
NIDCD R01 Awarded
PSU’s Aging and Adult Language Disorders Lab is pleased to announce a new NIDCD R01 grant, "Algorithmic Classification of Paraphasias." This project focuses on automated analysis of the language of people with aphasia following strokes, and is developing techniques to identify and characterize paraphasic speech errors. The long-term goal of this work is to develop tools to assist aphasiologists and speech-language pathologists in delivering and scoring assessments. This grant is a collaboration between Steven Bedrick, Ph.D., at OHSU and Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Ph.D., from Portland State University.