Some clinical trials may benefit stroke survivors. Check out these research opportunities:
- Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS): The Univeristy of Maryland is conducting a research study looking at the effects of transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS). Access the research flyer here. If you qualify for the study, you can receive a free semester of speech therapy focusing on naming. For more information, visit the study website.
- BUILD After Stroke: The Cognitive Recovery Lab at Georgetown University MedStar Health Research Institute is studying differences between people that might explain their individual recovery from stroke, including brain structures, language and speech abilities, speech therapy history, and more. Click here for more info.
- Virtual Psychosocial Aphasia Research Study (PALI): The University of Delaware is conducting a study to explore the relationship between language/cognition and stress/mood of stroke survivors with aphasia. See flyer here.
- Virtual Resilience Aphasia Research Study (MUWRS): The University of Delaware is validating a new assessment of resilience (coping). The study will test the new scale and explore coping, stress, and general well-being in stroke survivors with aphasia. See flyer here.
- STRONG: Efficacy of an Interactive Web-Based Home Therapy Program in the Recovery of Arm and Hand Function Following Stroke: The University of Maryland Baltimore is seeking subjects with upper extremity weakness. Click here for more info.
- Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, based in Pomona, CA is conducting a study on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The goal is to hopefully enhance therapy outcomes for participants by coupling a non-invasive intervention device (tDCS) with speech therapy in a 3-week long trial. Please see our clinicaltrials.gov page. Click here for more information. Read the full flyer here.
- The University of Maryland has a number of paid research opportunities for both stroke survivors and neurologically healthy adults. Check them out here.