Stroke Research at UofSC

South Carolina’s midlands area has one of the highest rates of stroke in the USA. At the University of South Carolina, a team of investigators is working towards understanding the effects of stroke on everyday life and developing new treatments for stroke survivors. Much of this research is focused on communication, something that very often is affected by stroke.

Aphasia Lab studies are aimed at improving communication function following stroke. Anyone who has had a stroke and now has difficulty communicating qualifies for this research.

This research enables stroke survivors to receive an MRI which will be available to them upon request. Participation in this research is completely FREE of charge.

What is Aphasia

Aphasia is a common consequence of stroke. It is characterized by difficulty speaking or understanding others’ speech. Those who have aphasia often have problems with reading and writing. The severity of aphasia can range from very mild symptoms (for example, coming up with the right words when talking) to very severe (difficulty understanding and speaking). Our research involves persons with a wide range of communication problems following stroke. All treatment provided by the Aphasia Laboratory is FREE of charge.

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