The purpose of this study is to determine the safety of transcranial direct current stimulation in aphasia therapy in acute and post-acute stroke.
TDCS has been shown to have a positive effect on clinical outcome in both motor rehabilitation and aphasia treatment in chronic aphasic patients. In healthy subjects the method sped up reaction times in naming and language learning tasks. In TDCS a weak current is applied to the subjects head increasing excitatory activity which might lead to improved brain function.
- DKI ED2011 Device
ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: TDCS - DKI ED2011 Description: TDCS with DKI ED2011 session is followed by a behavioral naming therapy with different cues
- Sham-TDCS Device
ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Sham-TDCS Description: Sham-TDCS session is followed by a behavioral naming therapy with different cues
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Supportive Care
- Endpoint: Safety Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||skin irritation, other problems||2 months||Yes|
|Secondary||Improved language||2 months||No|
|Primary||skin irritation||2 months||Yes|