Team Leader: Yana Yunusova
The Communication Team undertakes research to restore speech, language and cognitive abilities and enable independence through improved communication in individuals living with dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease. The team members are developing novel therapies to improve naming in those with aphasia, and speech articulation skills and emotional communication in those with Parkinson's disease. They are developing means to maximize communication between individuals with dementia and their caregivers (human and robotic). The team members also enable independent living for those with age-related hearing loss by improving the design of hearing aids and their acceptability. The members of the team improve our rehabilitation system by participating in large country and province-wide initiatives focused on successful aging and quality of life through improved communication.