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Covid-19 Long-Hauler Research Projects

Long Covid Cognitive-Communication Treatment Study

Are you experiencing changes in your attention/focus, memory, auditory processing, or overall thinking skills since having Covid?

We are recruiting adults for a Long Covid pilot cognitive-communication treatment study, based on well researched treatment principles used in brain rehabilitation.

Treatment will include a full series of thinking and listening tests, and then 8 sessions of 1:1 cognitive-communication and auditory processing therapy or cognitive-communication therapy only.

You will need to have a current audiogram from an audiological evaluation, complete some surveys, participate in 4-6 sessions of testing, and then receive 8 one-to-one sessions of treatment focusing on individualized needs based on testing.

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  1. Assess cognitive-communication skills in those with Covid Long-Hauler syndrome.
  2. Develop cognitive-communication treatment for this syndrome to improve quality of life, independence, return to prior activities.

illustration image of the brain surrounded by CoViD-19 molecules

What is Covid Long-Hauler syndrome?

Post-COVID conditions include a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems, usually lasting four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. It can also affect people who had little or no initial symptoms. There are different types of long-hauler syndrome, and can combine with existing health problems and last different amounts of time.

Since July 2021, Long COVID is considered a disability under the ADA

What are the Symptoms of Covid Long-Hauler syndrome?

Symptoms can include:

  1. Shortness of breath or dyspnea
  2. Fatigue/Exhaustion
  3. Cough, Atypical Chest Pain, Fever
  4. Loss of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia)
  5. Depression and/or anxiety
  6. Cognitive functioning, including memory and concentration problems
  7. Quality of Life

Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions

Cognitive-Communication Issues Reported by Covid Survivors

Long-covid cognitive communication issues that have been reported by survivors include:

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Feeling “foggy”
  • Slowed processing
  • Executive Functions
  • Significantly reduced cognitive reserve and overall cognitive endurance

Support Resources

Support for those with Covid Long-Hauler syndrome:



Do You have Long-Haul COVID Symptoms? Seeking Volunteers for Study

Did you have Covid-19 and now have persistent issues, sometimes called “Long-Hauler Covid”?

Do you have thinking changes in memory, attention, how fast you can think, and/or coming up with words?

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