You will learn evaluation tools and treatment strategies for unilateral spatial neglect. Topics covered will include review of the types of neglect, assessment and screening tools, as well as an evidence based review of strategies for treatment of unilateral spatial neglect. This course will focus on evidence-based strategies to immediately integrate into your practice.
Level of Instruction: Introduction
- Identify 2 different types of neglect
- Identify the clinical consequences of unilateral spatial neglect
- Identify and describe 3 interventions to reduce the impact of unilateral spatial neglect
- Identify 3 assessments/screenings for neglect
- Signs and symptoms of neglect
- Types of neglect
- Assessment and screening tools
- Intervention strategies
- Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR/L, CBIST
Angela Reimer, MOT, OTR/L, CBIST received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy, both from The University of Findlay (and, in a prior life, she was an Athletic Trainer, working mostly with small college football teams). She boasts over 16 years of clinical experiences with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations, including serving as a regional manager and educator for several rehabilitation organizations. Additionally Ms. Reimer is a member of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association, and The American Occupational Therapy Association, and is a member of several regional and national practice committees such as the AOTA’s national credentialing committee. Ms. Reimer has presented courses across North America on kinesiology taping and stroke rehabilitation, including a “standing room only” executive function course for stroke practitioners at the AOTA conference, and has lectured extensively for PT and OT programs across the Midwestern United States.
Contact Hours: 1.0