The ultimate goal of our research lab is to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by acquired language disorders. Research in the lab includes studies designed to investigate cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing, developing evidence-based treatments, examining methods for increasing neural plasticity and promoting quality of life through Life Participation Approach for Aphasia (LPAA) based interventions.
We use a combination of behavioural and clinical methods to examine cognitive (e.g., attention, working memory) and linguistic (e.g., semantic, orthographic, phonologic) processing in adults with acquired and progressive language disorders, and healthy aging populations. We also use non-invasive brain stimulation techniques - specifically transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - in conjunction with behavioural speech-language treatment to investigate neural plasticity in aphasia.
- tDCS paired with reading treatment for individuals with acquired reading impairments
- tDCS combined with naming therapy to improve naming in individuals with post-stroke aphasia
- Supporting daily reading activities in older adults with and without reading disabilities
- Enhancing neural plasticity in aphasia: Constraint induced language therapy in conjunction with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
Dr. Kim is currently recruiting individuals with aphasia as well as healthy controls (age 40+) for these research studies. Please contact her via telephone (780-248-1542) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.