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Assessment and Treatment of Right Hemisphere Stroke Issues

presented by Martha Burns

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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.

Meet Your Instructor

  • 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 Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received honors from Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital Corporation, the American Speech Language Hearing Foundation and St. Xavier University. Dr. Burns has authored 3 books and over 100 book chapters and articles. Doody’s Rating Service selected her book on the Right Hemisphere published through Aspen Press as one of the best health sciences books of 1997. In addition to that book, Dr. Burns is the author of a book on aphasia and the test Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition published by The Psychological Corporation.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Assessment of Right Hemisphere Dysfunction

    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

    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

    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.