Improving aphasia outcomes through tDCS-mediated attention management

Study Description:
The Syracuse University Aphasia Lab is recruiting participants for a research study investigating brain stimulation and its effects on attention and language recovery. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a safe non-invasive type of electrical brain stimulation, will be used while participants receive speech and language therapy. Individuals who are 1) at least 18 years old, 2) have had a stroke, and 3) have experienced speech/language difficulties following their stroke are invited to take a brief, 5-minute screening questionnaire to determine eligibility for language and cognitive testing. The questionnaire is available by going to https://is.gd/aphasiastudy. If eligible based on screening questions, the participant will be scheduled for a 1-2 hour language and cognitive testing visit to determine eligibility for study treatment. If eligible for study treatment, participants will be asked to complete 1 pre-testing session, 10 language training sessions with tDCS, and 2 post-testing sessions, each of which will last between 1-2 hours. Eligible participants will be compensated up to $150 for completion of the study. Eligibility will be determined by the screening questionnaire and results of the initial language and cognitive testing. To learn more about the research, please contact Dr. Ellyn Riley at (315) 443-8688 or visit aphasialab.syr.edu. The Aphasia Lab is located on the Syracuse University South Campus at 621 Skytop Road in Syracuse, NY.
Aphasia Friendly Study Description:
The Syracuse University Aphasia Lab is currently recruiting adults who experience language difficulties following a stroke. The treatment used in this study will combine an electrical brain stimulation technique, called tDCS, with attention and language behavioral therapy. To learn more, please call Dr. Ellyn Riley at (315) 443-8688 or visit our website: aphasialab.syr.edu.
Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria:
Individuals who are 1) at least 18 years old, 2) have had a stroke, and 3) have experienced speech/language difficulties following their stroke are invited to take a brief, 5-minute screening questionnaire to determine eligibility for language and cognitive testing. The questionnaire is available by going to https://is.gd/aphasiastudy.
Principal Investigator:
Ellyn Riley
Contact Email:
aphasia@syr.edu
Condition
Stroke
Observational or Treatment:
Treatment
Type of Treatment:
tDCS-mediated attention and language comprehension treatment
Duration of Study:
If eligible based on screening questions, the participant will be scheduled for a 1-2 hour language and cognitive testing visit to determine eligibility for study treatment. If eligible for study treatment, participants will be asked to complete 1 pre-testing session, 10 language training sessions with tDCS, and 2 post-testing sessions, each of which will last between 1-2 hours.
Study Start Date:
September 23, 2020
Study End Date:
August 31, 2023
More information:
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04963803
Costs or Reimbursement:
Eligible participants will be compensated up to $150 for completion of the study.
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