Jennifer Mozeiko, PhD
Assistant Visiting Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Affiliate)
The optimization of aphasia rehabilitation for people with chronic aphasia is my primary research focus. Currently I am looking at the effect of intensive programming, particularly with people with mild aphasia, the population with the best chance of returning to work post stroke. People with mild aphasia are often dismissed from treatment because they communicate well enough to perform activities of daily living, however these people still struggle with word finding, reading and writing and overall decline of quality of life. In my treatment research, I incorporate neuroimaging in order to track the neural changes corresponding with behavioral improvements.
My secondary focus is on discourse analysis and the creation of assessment tools for people with mild traumatic brain injury and I have recently submitted an R01 as a co-investigator with Dr. Carl Coelho, a current InCHIP affiliate.
As an InCHIP affiliate, I would have two specific aims. The first is to increase awareness of the value of intensive treatments in clinical practice and to the insurance policy makers. The second, related aim is to initiate treatments that people with mild aphasia may be able to work on independently with frequent coaching by an SLP. I would like to begin tele-rehab programs for this population.
PhD, 2014, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, UCONN
MA, 2005, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, UCONN
BA, 1993, English, UCONN
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