We looking for people with aphasia to take part in a treatment study. We are looking at transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) and speech therapy

Now recruiting for Spring 2020. Scheduling initial sessions in December and January.

Participants will receive:

  • 1 semester of free speech therapy focused on naming (2x/week, 50min sessions, 11-13 weeks)


To Participate, you must:

  • Have aphasia due to stroke
  • Be at least 6 months since stroke
  • Be age 25-90
  • Speak primarily English
  • Have no seizure or major cardiac history *Physician’s written clearance may be accepted in some cases*



  • Pre-semester, midway and semester-end testing for cognition and language
  • Wearing the tVNS earbud for a few minutes each session
  • Speech therapy focused on naming at no cost


For more information: hesp.umd.edu/clinic/tvns

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