Neuromodulation on Language Impairments in Stroke Patients
“Impact of Neuromodulation on Language Impairments in Stroke Patients”
Approximately one million people in the United States are living with aphasia, an acquired neurologic disorder affecting the ability to use and/or understand language. This communication impairment affects up to 40% of stroke patients. Stroke victims usually prioritize speaking, writing, and walking as the three most important rehabilitation goals, two of these goals therefore involving communication. Conventional speech therapy strategies have nevertheless limited effectiveness in post-stroke aphasia. Indeed, approximately half of those affected will remain in this state despite intensive speech therapy. Effective novel treatment is therefore warranted to improve recovery in these patients.
Device - tDCS
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Impact of Neuromodulation on Language Impairments in Stroke Patients: a Multimodal Double-blind Randomized Controlled Study