The University of Maine Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is seeking participants in an online aphasia caregiver support group as part of a research project. The purpose of the research project is to determine if caregivers of people with aphasia can benefit from participation in a telepractice aphasia caregiver support group.
People will meet with the group facilitator, guest speakers and other caregivers of people with aphasia from their home computers once a week for 12 weeks. Each meeting will last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Participants will also be asked to complete online questionnaires before the meetings begin, after the meetings have been completed and 3 months later.
For inclusion in this study, participants must:
- be (at least) 21 years of age
- be the primary caregiver and communication partner of person with aphasia
for at least 1 year
- have normal or corrected hearing and vision
- have computer, laptop and/or tablet
- have high-speed Internet access
For more information, please call Dr. Judy Walker at 581-2003 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org