Timing of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with speech and language therapy (SLT) for aphasia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Timing of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with speech and language therapy (SLT) for aphasia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials. 2022 Aug 17;23(1):668. doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06627-9.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Studies suggest that language recovery in aphasia may be improved by pairing speech-language therapy with transcranial direct current stimulation. However, results from many studies have been inconclusive regarding the impact transcranial direct current stimulation may have on language recovery in individuals with aphasia. An important factor that may impact the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation is its timing relative to speech-language therapy. Namely, online transcranial direct current stimulation (paired with speech-language therapy) and offline transcranial direct current stimulation (prior to or following speech-language therapy) may have differential effects on language recovery in post-stroke ... read more
PubMed Abstract – tDCS and memoryBy Sameer A Ashaie