tDCS and Speech Therapy to Improve Aphasia "MP-LOGA"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

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