Aphasia Research at UNC featured in N&O

The cover story for the Science/Technology section of the March 21, 2011, edition of the News & Observer focuses on aphasia and the new therapy tools developed at UNC to help people struggling with the communication disorder.

Aphasia Research at UNC featured in N&O click to enlarge Carl McIntyre, who has battled aphasia since a suffering a stroke in 2005, works with Denise Caignon, MS, CCC-SLP.

Click here to read the full story along with related briefs.

The story prominently features the Life Interests and Values (L!V) Cards, produced through an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy that began in 2003, and that currently also involves the Division of Physical Therapy. Authors Katarina Haley, Jenny Womack, Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Denise Caignon, and Karen McCulloch and illustrator Stuart Helm worked closely with people with aphasia, volunteer raters, and graduate student research assistants to develop a pictorial material that would be at once engaging, clear, and relevant.

The project was funded by the Department of Allied Health Sciences and by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute at UNC.

For more information about the L!V Cards, visit www.livcards.org.