Welcome to the Cognitive-Communication in Aging and Neurogenic Disorders Laboratory
Welcome to the homepage for the Cognitive-Communication in Aging and Neurogenic Disorders Laboratory (CCANDL). Our team seeks to understand preclinical signs of dementia, shed light on possible methods of early identification, and explore innovative intervention options. We seek interdisciplinary collaboration and community input for our projects.
Please feel free to contact our team at any time with questions about our work or how you can get involved!
Primary Aims of Our Lab
Understanding neural mechanisms of speech/language in individuals with normal aging, preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild CognitiveImpairment (MCI), and other forms of dementia.
Design and testing of identification methods of early cognitive change in the presence of AD biomarkers.
Analysis of naturalistic speech-language samples as a means of gaining insight from subtle changes to communication in the context of aging and neurodegenerative diseases.
Creation of multimodal therapeutic interventions to address cognitive-communication difficulties in MCI and dementia due to neurodegenerative disease.
News from CCANDL
Two local high school students, Aurora and Isai, joined CCANDL this summer for the “The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Internship”! During their time with the lab, they have been …
CCANDL’s very own Erin Bruehlman (alongside Audiology doctoral student Felicia Herlevi) received an $8,000 award from the UW-Madison Green Fund Program! Their application explored the effects of direct light and calculated solar heat gain impacts …
CCANDL lab member, Madeline Hale, is a recipient of the 2022 Emma Allen Fellowship Award. This fellowship is awarded annually by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to fund up to $1,000 for research …
Madeline was one of 3 students to receive the NSSLHA endowed scholarship this year. This scholarship was created specifically for undergraduate senior students with active National NSSLHA memberships who would be entering graduate study in …
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