Cost of shipping intervention materials to participants
Speech therapy tools (communication board, books, wallet)
Intervention equipment required for sessions (speakers, microphones)
Cost of a speech therapy session for participants
Cost to keep the communication bridge website running per month
Cost of 1 iPad and equipment (apple pencil, keyboard, etc.) for Integrated Intervention Session
Creation of a new aphasia friendly education materials for individuals with PPA, their family and friends. These materials will help increase awareness and understanding of PPA.
The current Communication Bridge web application includes more than 20 instructional, strategy, and educational videos, which can be viewed on-demand. New video content and revised videos are needed. Creation of aphasia-friendly web-application videos support the intervention and provide the family with the ability to reinforce the content they learn during sessions. The video will be supported by closed captioned text to support comprehension of the material.
Our custom web application currently includes four custom home exercises which individuals with PPA practice to optimize language and communication abilities. Funds will be used to work with our web-application development partners to create a new web-application home exercise or feature to support the intervention, which aims to optimize communication and quality of life for individuals with PPA.
Our current intervention includes sessions with research staff for onboarding and multidisciplinary intervention sessions with a social worker and speech and language pathologist who have expertise in primary progressive aphasia. $10,000 will cover the cost of intervention sessions for one participant for one year (30+ Sessions, iPad and accessories, shipping, etc.).