Welcome to the SDSU Cognition and Language in Aphasia Lab (CLAL)

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is an acquired language disorder.

It typically occurs as a result of a stroke or other injury on the left side of the brain.

A person with aphasia may have problems with…

Problems may be mild to severe and may interfere with every aspect of life.

It’s a loss of language, not intelligence!

What does the CLAL do?

Researchers in the CLAL are interested in understanding aphasia. Specifically, we work to understand:

We use primarily behavioral methods to do our work. This includes:

We are also committed to supporting the community of people and families living with aphasia.


Contact Us

6505 Alvarado Rd., Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92120


(619) 594-7880