Management of Written Language Impairments in Right Hemisphere Disorders

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

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits 

Occupational Therapy 

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

Physical Therapy
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hours.  

Speech-Language Pathology

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


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