Melodic-Intonation-Therapy and Speech-Repetition-Therapy for Patients With Non-fluent Aphasia

Recruiting

Phase 3 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. 21-80 years of age
2. first-time ischemic left-hemispheric stroke or cerebrovascular accident
3. at least 12 months out from first ischemic stroke
4. right-handed (prior to stroke)
5. diagnosis of non-fluent or dysfluent aphasia

Exclusion Criteria

1. older than 80 years of age
2. more than 1 stroke
3. presence of metal or metallic or electronic devices that cannot be exposed to the MRI environment
4. a terminal medical condition; history of major neurological or psychiatric diseases (e.g. epilepsy; meningitis, encephalitis)
5. use of psychoactive drugs/medications such as antidepressants, antipsychotic, stimulants
6. active participation in other stroke recovery trials testing experimental interventions