Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person classes at the Stroke Comeback Center (in Vienna and Rockville) are suspended until further notice. However, our Virtual Programs are thriving! Check out our virtual programs under our "Programs" tab.
Some clinical trials may benefit stroke survivors. Check out these research opportunities:
- National Survey for People with Stroke and/or Aphasia: COVID-19 has brought changes to therapy services. The purpose of this important survey is to understand your therapy and other telerehabilitation experiences during COVID-19. To take this survey, you must have had a stroke or have aphasia, be at least 18 years old, and live in the United States. Take the survey here.
- Improving Electronic Written Communication in Aphasia: The JMU Aphasia Research & Treatment Lab (Harrisonburg, VA) and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, IL) are conducting a research study that will help us understand how to better treat writing and texting skills in persons with aphasia. Click here for more info.
- BUILD After Stroke: The Cognitive Recovery Lab at Georgetown University MedStar Health Research Institute is studying differences between people that might explain their individual recovery from stroke, including brain structures, language and speech abilities, speech therapy history, and more. Click here for more info.
- Aphasia Research Study: The University of Delaware and West Chester University are conducting a study to explore stress, mood, and speech therapy experiences of stroke survivors with aphasia, especially Black/African American stroke survivors with aphasia. Click here for more info.
- STRONG: Efficacy of an Interactive Web-Based Home Therapy Program in the Recovery of Arm and Hand Function Following Stroke: The University of Maryland Baltimore is seeking subjects with upper extremity weakness. Click here for more info.
- Inclusive Physical Activity Program Research: This study is looking at levels of physical activity in people with acquired disabilities (stroke, brain trauma, etc.). Participants must have been discharged from rehab within the past 9 months. Click here for more info.