Communication Bridge Speech Therapy Research Study

NCT ID: NCT02439853


Title
Communication Bridge Speech Therapy Research Study: Using Internet-Based Speech Therapy to Improve Quality of Life and Access to Care
Purpose
This is a study on Internet-based video-practice speech and language therapy for persons with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), Alzheimer's disease (AD), behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), or related conditions.
Details
The purpose of this study is: 1. To evaluate the effectiveness of speech and language therapy on a person's ability to communicate immediately after treatment, 6-months after treatment, and 12-months after treatment. 2. To identify the most effective speech and language therapy strategies for persons with these conditions. 3. To determine the feasibility of Internet-based video-practice of speech and language therapy for persons with these conditions. The study will involve 12 to 15 session over the course of 12 months. Some of these sessions will be in-person at the Northwestern Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (Chicago, IL), while others will take place over the Internet, using an online study portal.
Conditions
Primary Progressive Aphasia, Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia
Keywords
primary progressive aphasia, progressive nonfluent aphasia, progressive aphasia, frontotemporal dementia, frontotemporal lobar degeneration
Source
Northwestern University
Sponsors
Northwestern University, Alzheimer's Association, The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Status
Recruiting
Acronym
Last Updated
04 Aug 2016
URL
Official Link
Locations
United States