Language & Aphasia

Aphasia is a neurological language impairment in adults, most commonly after a stroke. Aphasia can effect a person's ability to produce and understand language.

Aphasia is a neurological language impairment in adults, most commonly after a stroke. Aphasia can effect a person's ability to produce and understand language. The Leo Bonilha Lab has a team of Speech Language Pathologists, Post-doctoral scholars, and Neurologists who investigate different questions related to aphasia. For example, why do some people respond better than others to speech therapy?

We use neuroimaging techniques like MRI to look at different areas of the brain related to language and to assess neurological change post-stroke and as a result of behavioral speech therapy. Our current studies are funded by the NIH and include collaborations with several institutions around the country including University of South Carolina, Johns Hopkins, University of Utah.

Support group: We coordinate an Aphasia Community Group to offer social support and education to those with aphasia and their family and friends. Meetings occur on the last Wednesday of every month in Mount Pleasant. Upcoming meetings and topics will be posted regularly to this site. We welcome people with aphasia and their family, friends, or anyone interested in learning more.

For more information please contact Anna Doyle at doylean@musc.edu or 843-792-3678.