Neurolinguistics Laboratory Informs Public about Aphasia
Staff members at the HSE Neurolinguistics Laboratory have developed an information booklet for families of people with aphasia - speech disorders caused by brain lesions.
Very few people in contemporary Russian society know about speech disorders among adults. Patients and their relatives often feel lost and don’t know what to expect or where to find help when they face speech disorders following a stroke or injury. The booklet published by the Neurolinguistics Laboratory provides easy and accessible answers to these questions.
The electronic version of the booklet in Russian can be downloaded here; the printed version will be distributed free of charge at medical institutions in various Russian regions through financial support provided by the American Center Support Programme for Alumni Projects.
The laboratory aims not only to inform the public about the disease, but also to create modern methods for diagnosing aphasia. To this end, the laboratory is seeking older (over 60 years) and middle age (from 30 to 60 years) volunteers. Those who do not suffer from any neurological diseases, or speech and writing disorders are welcome to support laboratory research after completing an application form (in Russian). The study is open to bilingual people who speak Russian.
For more information about the neurolinguistics research please visit the webpage.
The Centre stems from the International Neurolinguistics Laboratory and brings together researchers in clinical linguistics, special needs education, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, child speech, and gerontolinguistics. The Centre’s academic supervisor is Roelien Bastiaanse, Professor from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), a researcher into clinical linguistics and founder of EMCL and IDEALAB, unique international educational programmes.
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