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The effect of brain stimulation on language in post-stroke aphasia

08 October 2019

Many adults who suffer from stroke have aphasia or problems with communication such as talking and getting thoughts and opinions out. The main aim of this research is to study how brain stimulation can help improve language problems caused by stroke. We are testing to see if brain stimulation using tDCS (transcranial direct-current stimulation) can help make language therapy more useful.

You will be required to attend once weekly sessions for 8 weeks. Each session will be about 1 hour.


  • Adults 18 years and over
  • Single stroke at least 6 months ago
  • Aphasia or language problems caused by stroke
  • Not currently undertaking any therapy
  • Right handed prior to stroke
  • Native English speakers
  • Willing to participate and comply with proposed block of language therapy

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Biomedical Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine and Mathematical Sciences Research Ethics Subcommittee at King's College London; ref: HR-19/20-12921.

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