This  project (2016-2019) will address the fundamental lack of knowledge regarding the brain structure and function responsible for aphasia recovery and determine the best predictors of language improvement and treatment response in the critical subacute phase of brain recovery. The specific aims of this research is to: 

  1. Identify changes in brain activity from sub-acute to chronic phases in response to naming treatment versus usual care
  2. Determine whether subacute brain activity predicts subsequent language recovery and successful treatment
  3. Determine structural predictors of language recovery and treatment response
  4. Develop a machine learning algorithm that accurately identifies individual patients who will recover language and make significant improvements.