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Richard Steele, PhD

Recent Posts

Aphasia Study: Noun and Verb Retrieval of Persons with Aphasia

Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes findings of Dutch researchers regarding the retrieval of nouns and verbs in persons with aphasia (PWA) based on four factors: word class, age of acquisition, imageability, and word frequency. The goals were to refine and extend findings from previously published studies of factors influencing word retrieval performance in aphasia.

Aphasia Study: Gesture Types and Aphasia

Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the findings of a team of investigators at academic and rehabilitation centers in The Netherlands, Warwick University (UK), and La Trobe University (Australia). The team reports how gestures are used communicatively by persons with aphasia (PWA). Their research focuses specifically on gesture types and representation techniques that convey information which is absent in the speech of the PWA during communicative transactions—that is, in their terminology, “essential gestures.”

Aphasia Study: Change Patterns in Constraint-induced Aphasia Therapy

Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the findings of a team of investigators from Ohio, Texas, and Alabama regarding discourse-based changes within the utterances produced by persons with aphasia who are engaging in constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT). The goal of the research was to establish change patterns during CIAT participation.

Aphasia Study: Changes in Aphasics Following AAC Device Training


Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the findings of a study from Cincinnati, OH and Birmingham, AL regarding behavioral and neurophysiological changes in persons with chronic aphasia following training and use of a high-tech AAC device with speech output.

Aphasia Study: Methods Used for Training Speech Production in Persons with Aphasia


Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the findings of a study regarding methods and procedures used for training speech production in persons with aphasia.

Primary Progressive Aphasia: Study on Mobile Technology


Lingraphica Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the recent findings from a study on mobile technology use by persons with primary progressive aphasia. Read on for the details.

Aphasia Study: Practice vs. Success Patterns

Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes an aphasia study by Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Lingraphica. Read on for the details.

Aphasia Article from Pittsburgh on Word Recognition


Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes an article from research teams in Pittsburgh on word recognition skills in people with and without aphasia. Read on for the details.

Aphasia Article from Germany: Neuroplasticity and Functional Recovery


Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes an article from Germany on the factors that contribute to neuroplasticity and functional improvement in people with chronic aphasia. Read on for the details.

Collaborative Study: Hallmark Rehabilitation Services and Lingraphica


Lingraphica co-founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Richard Steele, summarizes the recent findings from a collaborative study conducted by Hallmark Rehabilitation Serivces and Lingraphica on the benefits of online language therapy in long-term care facilities. Read on for the details.

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