Perrine Ferré, M.A.
Speech pathologist (graduate of l’Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and l’Université de Montréal)
PhD candidate in biomedical sciences, option : speech pathology
Role : Knowledge transfer activities (research and clinical), identification of clinical profiles after a right hemisphere stroke, development of tools for assessing clinical communication, alterations in the communication in individuals with MCI or Alzheimer’s disease, mechanisms cerebro-dynamics in the lexical-semantic processing
Right hemisphere strokes: Describe the clinical profiles of cognitive impairment
For over 10 years, the team has been working on the clinical description of communication disorders following a right hemispheric stroke. From a large sample in Quebec and internationally, clinical profiles of affected communication have been defined. These profiles are examined in relation to different variables -sociodemographic, lesional, executive concomitantes- to clarify the inter-individual variability after a right hemisphere stroke and to improve treatment services for this population.
Right hemisphere strokes: pragmatic metacognitive intervention
A scientific consensus now exists for the presence of disorders of communication in a consecutive right brain damage. However, the speech-language remediation of these disorders is still nascent and the level of evidence is weak. We study the benefit of a system based on the principles of meta-cognitive remediation to perform the pragmatic behavior to a functional conversation. By allowing professionals of validated therapeutic methods, this project focuses on tangible clinical benefits.
Anaïs Deleuze, M.A
Speech pathologist (graduate of l’école de Lyon, France and l’Université de Montréal), Professor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Role : As a professional researcher, I participate in knowledge transfer through the development of a new tool to assess language disorders and subsequent communication to acquired neurological impairment.
Theme : Development, standardization and validation of a battery for the assessment of language disorders and acquired communication, destined for speech-language pathologists.