Dr. Cherney directs the Center for Aphasia Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where she is conducting clinical research studies to establish the efficacy and effectiveness of a variety of aphasia treatments. Several innovative treatments have been computerized using state-of-the-art computer technology with a “virtual therapist”. Other treatments are biologically-motivated and include investigations of cortical stimulation or pharmacologic agents in conjunction with intensive speech-language therapy. Other interests relate to group programs to enhance communication, and encourage and engage participation of stroke survivors with aphasia in everyday life activities. Prior research interest focused on discourse and unilateral neglect in individuals with right hemisphere damage following stroke.