Within the past decade there has been an intense interest in the role of the Right Hemisphere in human cognition and the neurocognitive deficits associated with Right Hemisphere stroke. This course will cover this decade of research from both neuropathology and neuroscience (normal brain function) perspectives. The course will then review available assessments and evidence-based interventions for Right Hemisphere associated disorders.
First covered will be treatments for neurocognitive deficits that may underlie many of the social-emotional deficits. These treatments target working memory and exogenous attention and other cognitive disorders. Next, available treatment approaches with controlled research support will be reviewed including treatment programs for aprosodia, visual scanning and tracking disorders, higher-level linguistic, and metacognitive deficits. Offered for 0.15 CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Financial — Martha Burns is presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Martha Burns is a paid consultant for Scientific Learning Corporation.
Nonfinancial — Martha Burns has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
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Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.
Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).
ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
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What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any computer, via your Northern Speech account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%) a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to online CEUs.
Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course: You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click View next to the course you’d like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.
Number of CEUs offered: We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.
Purchase orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
Group discounts: Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
Computer requirements: For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"The course provided information on effective treatment strategies for TBI patients. All of the information was relevant and can be utilized in my treatment sessions." – C.F. (May. 2018)
"I enjoyed the theories of right versus left hemisphere function and deficit expression." – A.B. (Dec. 2017)
"The detailed characteristics associated with RHD were most beneficial. I liked that the course was easily accessible." – K.M. (Nov. 2017)
"I found it helpful to review the different treatment methodologies. I liked the current research information." – S.L. (Oct. 2017)
"Identifying underlying cognitive deficits resulting in prosodic deficits was very beneficial. I would have liked more examples or more detailed examples of tx practices." – A.S. (Oct. 2017)
"I enjoyed the up to date research on RH treatment. I like how the research described presents practical ways to work with right hemisphere patients." – H.T. (Oct. 2017)
"The treatment ideas were most useful. Good practical information and explanations. A video of the speaker would have helped." – K.S. (Sept. 2017)
"I appreciated the discussion of evidence-based practices for various disorders related to right hemisphere damage." – S.I. (June 2017)
"The neuroscience review was most helpful. I liked the visualization with images correlating to deficits. I expected the therapy options to be more in depth." – J.B. (Mar. 2017)
"I especially enjoyed the treatment approaches discussed, but I liked that the instructor explained the topic very comprehensively." – D. A. (Feb. 2017)
"Dr. Burns gives the rationale behind all the treatment techniques that I already know about. This helps me to see better purpose and importance of using treatment activities that I have not focused on in the past. It was those 'ah ha' moments." – S.L.M. (Jan. 2017)
"I appreciate the information to help understand R hemisphere CVA's better. I liked the discussions of finding from different scientists/researchers in this field." – R.G. (Dec. 2016)
"The discussions on visual scanning therapy and setting subtotals to help patients who set unrealistic goals were most beneficial. I liked the presentation of therapy tasks and references for where to look them up." – K.R. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked making the connection between the cognitive and communication of these underlying impairments and the approach to therapy which can most effectively address these functional deficits. I would have liked to have seen a demonstration video of each of the treatment techniques being implemented in action." – L.V.Z. (Oct. 2016)
"All of the information was pertinent. I liked the research plus treatment - very helpful." – K.C. (Aug. 2016)
"Excellent course. Excellent speaker. Good handouts. Difficulty topic with much higher-level theory. Dr. Burns does an excellent job of outlining and explaining Theories and the application to practical therapeutic treatment for the SLP." – N.D. (Aug. 2016)
"The information on specific treatment strategies, including repetition of targets and identifying targets with different emotions, was most beneficial." – K.B. (July 2016)
"I appreciated the various evidenced-based practices to apply depending on patient's needs. I like that the course provided thorough background information and supported with new and previous evidence." – A.B. (July 2016)
"The speaker kept my interest very well." – B.B. (July 2016)
"I really benefitted from the functional treatment provided, but referenced specific identifiable deficits, enabling better understanding of TBI and CVA deficits." – C.Q. (July 2016)
"I work primarily w/ a male population and found interesting the difference in amygdala activation for emotional responses. I feel this will help me approach emotional regulation w/ more precision; obviously, keeping mind it isn't an all or nothing approach. I find RHD to be extremely fascinating. The systematic review of EBP for treatment approaches was very helpful." – L.K. (July 2016)
"I loved the practical application to therapy and generalization of skills. Excellent content." – S.W.H. (June 2016)
"I liked the comparisons between left and right hemispheres and contrasts effects on linguistic structures. I especially enjoyed the discussion on therapeutic interventions and targeting underlying cause versus symptoms." – J.B. (May 2016)
"The research based concepts and ideas to try and use in therapy for communication and cognitive deficits in RHD were most helpful." – J.O. (May 2016)
"I enjoyed the resource for ACRM." – R.A.A. (May 2016)
"I appreciated the treatment portion and research articles mentioned." – S.B. (Apr. 2016)
"The discussion on treatment was most useful. I liked the description and examples." – N.V. (Mar. 2016)
"The discussion of treatment modalities to address social aspects of language use was especially beneficial. I liked the speaker's expertise and evidence based presentation." – A.N.T. (Feb. 2016)