Targeted Electrotherapy for Aphasia Stroke Rehabilitation (TEASER) - Phase II Multi-Center Study


Phase 2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- one-time ischemic stroke in the left hemisphere
- greater than 6-months post-stroke onset
- between 25 and 75 years of age
- aphasia diagnosis (as determined by pre-treatment language-based testing)
- right-handed (before the stroke)
- native speaker of English
- ability to provide informed written or verbal consent

Exclusion Criteria

- clinically reported history of dementia, alcohol abuse, psychiatric disorder, traumatic brain injury, or extensive visual acuity or visual-spatial problems
- factors contraindicative of tDCS administration (sensitive scalp, previous brain surgery)
- prior history of epileptic or unprovoked seizures occurring during the previous 12 months.
- Presence of Metal implants of claustrophobia (not able to undergo MRI)
- Pregnancy
- Presence of any other neurological disease than stroke
- Childhood history of speech, language, hearing, or intellectual impairment