What benefits can I expect to see?

This is a difficult question. Ideally, the words you train on will come easier to you over time as other language functions become more difficult.  Some people in our study have shown other benefits such as stability on come cognitive measures and improved communication abilities. All patients were able to learn or relearn a core vocabulary. However, we've seen big differences in how each patient applies this knowledge to his/her daily life.  This is one factor we are investigating as part of the study.  Namely, who does well and why?

What's the time commitment?

We visit you once or twice a month to work on your item list. Each visit lasts about an hour. We ask that you practice your list at home 2x/week.  The home practice is done with your significant other or other family members.  The home practice will take 15-20minutes per session.