Behavioural Brain Research 332 (2017) 7–15 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Behavioural Brain Research journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/bbr Critical review Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to improve naming ability in post-stroke aphasia: A critical review a,d, a,b a,c Mohammed F. ALHarbi , Susan Armijo-Olivo , Esther S. Kim Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada Rehabilitation Research Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada Department of Speech-language pathology and Audiology, College of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: Purpose: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation tool that can be used Transcranial direct current stimulation to inﬂuence cortical brain activity to induce measurable behavioral changes. Although there is growing evidence Post-stroke that tDCS combined with behavioural language therapy could boost language recovery in patients with post- Anomia stroke aphasia, there is great variability in patient characteristics, treatment protocols, and outcome measures in Naming ability these studies that poses challenges for analyzing the evidence. The purpose of this study is to critically analyze Aphasia the methodological rigor of the evidence regarding the use of tDCS for post-stroke
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