Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Aphasia Treatment: A Pilot Study of Anodal, Cathodal and Sham Stimulation

Cherney, Leora R. and Rogers, Lynn and Pitts, Laura and Wang, Xue and Hurwitz, Rosalind and Babbitt, Edna M. and Harvey, Richard and Parrish, Todd (2014) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Aphasia Treatment: A Pilot Study of Anodal, Cathodal and Sham Stimulation. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may potentially enhance language therapy outcomes in aphasia. We report behavioral results for twelve participants with chronic aphasia matched for severity and randomized to receive anodal, cathodal or sham stimulation to the left hemisphere, concurrent with intensive speech-language therapy. Importantly, tDCS (1mA for 13 minutes) given 5 days a week over a prolonged period of time (6 weeks) was found to be safe. There was an advantage of both anodal and cathodal stimulation over sham stimulation. Cathodal stimulation to the left hemisphere may be a viable option and should not be overlooked in future research.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: Leo Johnson
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2014 : 44th : St. Simons Island, GA : May 27-June 1, 2014
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2599

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