Have you, or a loved one had a stroke? Come join the choir!


The Northern Illinois University Communication Disorders Department is conducting a study to determine if group singing is an effective way to increase communication and quality of life for people who have had a stroke. Existing research shows that singing can support language after a stroke, and any adult who has had a stroke or focal brain injury is welcome to join in the fun!

There is no cost, and rehearsals will be held in the DeKalb/Sycamore area.
Participants will be asked to participate in 90-minute choir rehearsals once a week for 10 weeks.

All interested and eligible individuals will be asked to complete a one-time language evaluation before choir rehearsals begin, and one evaluation after the choir is completed. Research collection will focus on individuals with aphasia, a language disorder that commonly affects people after a stroke or focal brain injury. No need to be the best singer – the goal is to have fun! The choir will start singing this October – for more information or to get involved please contact Elizabeth Lanza at elanza1@niu.edu or call 630-244-3921

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