Last updated on February 2018

tDCS and Speech Therapy to Improve Aphasia


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Cerebrovascular accident | Aphasia | Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation | Communication Disorder | Speech Therapy
  • Age: Between 18 - 90 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first time stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic), either with a total or partial anterior circulation stroke according to the Bamford classification
  • stroke interval 10-45 days
  • moderate or severe aphasia, i.e. Goodglass-Kaplan-Communication-Scale (GKS, 0,1 or 2)
  • native speaker - german
  • age 18-90

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other neurological diseases affecting the CNS
  • known history of epileptic fits, except for an immediate fit
  • signs in the EEG of increased cortical excitability
  • patients with hemicraniectomy
  • fluent aphasia, i.e. GKS 3,4 or 5
  • speech apraxia
  • reduced sensibility of the scalp
  • previously radiated scalp
  • metallic parts or implants in the brain
  • participation in other interventional studies

Recruitment Status: Open


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