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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Ellyn Riley awarded R21 grant from National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders

Posted on: Oct. 16, 2020

Ellyn Riley, associate professor in Communication Science and Disorders, has received an R21 grant from NIDCD to conduct research focused on improving aphasia outcomes though TDCS-mediated attention management.

For people who have aphasia, a language processing disorder that can occur after stroke or brain injury, even simple conversations can become a formidable challenge. Dr. Riley’s research will investigate non-invasive brain stimulation as a way to enhance the effects of speech and language therapy, which may ultimately lead to better and faster recovery from stroke and aphasia.