Assessment and Treatment of Written Language Impairments Associated with Right Hemisphere Damage
Description: Patients with right focal hemisphere lesions can have a variety of written language impairments. Characteristically they often exhibit neglect dyslexia and neglect dysgraphia but they also often have problems with semantic components including interpretation of metaphorical language and written language organization that mirrors tangential oral language skills. This webinar will review methods to assess this range of written language impairments and evidence-based treatment approaches.
Instructor: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe research on neglect to anticipate types of written language impairments requiring assessment in right hemisphere impaired adults
- Discuss standardized and non-standardized instruments to evaluation neglect dyslexia
- Implement evidence-based treatment methodologies to treat neglect dyslexia
Continuing Education Credits
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Occupational Therapy Process
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial - Receives honoraria for teaching this course from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Non-Financial - Serves on the ASHA ad hoc committee on right hemisphere impairment