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Assessment and Treatment of Right Hemisphere Stroke Issues

presented by Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

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Financial: Martha Burns receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Martha Burns has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This practical course will review and demonstrate currently available assessments for Right Hemisphere dysfunction in adults that are designed for use by SLP's and other allied health professionals. The course will then review and demonstrate a range of evidenced-based interventions for cognitive/communication impairments associated with right hemisphere dysfunction. Interventions for impairments of neglect will be reviewed and demonstrated. Evidence-based interventions for prosodic impairment will be summarized in detail. Interventions for other cognitive impairments will also be reviewed.

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Martha Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Martha S. Burns has been a practicing speech language pathologist in the Chicago area for over 40 years. She serves on the Faculty of Northwestern University, department of communication sciences and disorders, and has been a consultant to The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for 35 years. Dr. Burns is a Fellow of the American…

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1. Assessment of Right Hemisphere Dysfunction

Review and explain Comprehensive Affect Testing System (CATS). Review and demonstrate administration of the RICE-3. Demonstrate administration of the BURNS. Review informal functional assessment approaches.

2. Treatment of Hemispatial Neglect

Review goal statements and visual scanning therapy. Review (and demonstrate) the Lighthouse Strategy. Review other visuospatial strategies and functional goals for reading, writing, and ADL's.

3. Evidence-Based Treatment of Right Hemisphere Cognitive-Communication Deficits

Review considerations for goal setting with patients who are unaware of some deficits (anosognosia). Review treatment of emotional perception deficits. Examine group treatment, treatment of social communication deficits. Describe the Rosenbek et al (2006) ABAC Imitative Treatment (Prosody) and Cognitive-Linguistic Treatment. Describe treatment strategies for executive functions.

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