Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Faculty-Led Research

Aphasia – Practitioners’ Perspectives

Led by Professor Kelly Rutherford, this research focuses on investigating practitioners’ perspectives about aphasia, a neurogenic language disorder impacting numerous facets of an individual’s expressive and/or receptive language abilities.

TBI Study

Led by Dr. Carrie Childers and Professor Kelly Rutherford, this study explores the preferences of individuals attending a local brain injury support group to better determine level of satisfaction and preferred versus non-preferred topics and formats.


Faculty-Student Collaboration

Using the Cookie Theft Picture to Analyze Language and Cognitive Function

Students and faculty collaboratively explore how redrawing a specific picture, such as the widely-used Cookie Theftpicture from Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE) can provide diagnostic information about cognition in adults with traumatic brain injury.