Presenter: Margaret Blake, PhD, CCC-SLP
– N.S., prior course participant
This course will provide a review of unilateral neglect and common language and communication disorders associated with right hemisphere brain damage. Discussed will be current best practices for treatment of these disorders based on evidence and theories.
Course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 Contact Hours.
Course Run Time: 4:05:45
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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"Focused on evidence-based practice. I liked the statistics about RHD and the role of different professionals, and communication deficits assessment and treatment." C.B. (Aug. 2023)
"Different types of neglect. I liked the breakdown of topics and slides." B.J. (Aug. 2023)
"Treatments suggested, especially motoric imitation, were beneficial. I liked the specific examples given of treatments." D.H. (Jul. 2023)
"Learning the effects RHD has on attention (vs visual impairment). And the potential for contextualized treatments on outcomes was beneficial." L.S. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the presentation and slide options." K.T. (Jan. 2023)
"In depth explanation of RHD - Treatment for RHD deficits." J.Q. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the evidence-based practice." N.P. (Jan. 2023)
"Best RH class I have ever taken (35 yrs) as SLP." S.P. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the discussion of suppression phenomena. Content was challenging but able to be understood." B.S. (Nov. 2022)
"Good speaker and ideas. Treatment for left neglect." S.F. (Sept. 2022)
"The videos were informative and interesting." Y.L. (Sept. 2022)
"All content was beneficial. Course was brief and specific." TM. (Sept. 2022)
"Treatment for RH disorders is beneficial for my practice." A.M. (Sept. 2022)
"Therapy strategies and knowing which ones are backed by research studies." T.B. (Jul. 2022)
"I liked the treatment ideas for unilateral neglect." D.C. (Jul. 2022)
"Course was easy to follow. I liked the section on neglect." S.J. (Jun. 2022)
"Treatment topics – very thorough – put me up to date on this topic." A.G. (Mar. 2022)
"Great information about EBP and factors influencing neglect. Well organized course and easy to understand." W.I. (Mar. 2022)
"Clear and interesting presentation." L.J. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked discussion of different types of neglect, and that the course included possible therapy interventions." M.A. (Dec. 2021)
"Thorough course - provides info on treatment strategies that I can use in my daily practice." N.S. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked examples of treatment for aprosodia." L.S. (Dec. 2021)
“I found this course to contain a lot of valuable information!” S.E. (Dec. 2021)
"Treatment of neglect in right hemisphere strokes was helpful. The organization of the treatment sections was easy to follow." A.B. (Nov. 2021)
"I loved this course because it gives you a variety of tx based on the different deficits. I personally enjoyed the stimulus centered tasks." N.S. (Nov. 2021)
"I did appreciate the review of neglect and the clarity of presentation." J.H. (Oct. 2021)
“The presenter was easy to follow and well-organized. The studies included were recent and relevant to clinical practice.” J.F. (Sep. 2021)
"Assessment and implementation of strategies and treatment approaches depending on the specific patient's needs, skills, and level of performance (in addition to skills prior to RHD) were beneficial. A range of useful assessment and treatment information/strategies for pt's skills particularly re: neglect type and treatments to consider, prosodic and pragmatic skills, as well as improving awareness of deficits, and facilitating pt recognition and use of strategies to improve understanding of abstract language/multiple meaning words/inferencing." B.G. (Aug. 2021)
"I found the limited research on the different types of neglect to be fascinating. It's often coined as generalized neglect when it could be highly specified." S.J. (Aug. 2021)
“I liked the different treatment approaches and examples. There was a lot of information on ways to increase the complexity of the task. The speaker gave great examples of behaviors and treatments. It wasn't simply reading a PowerPoint presentation. There was a lot of added information provided.” P.M. (Aug. 2021)
"The entire course was beneficial! It was easily accessible and pertains to my work setting." M.C. (May 2021)
"I appreciated going over the characteristics and treatment examples." K.A. (Apr. 2021)
"The treatments of neglect were most helpful. I liked the summary of EBP for Right hemisphere CVA." C.M. (Mar. 2021)
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course
approval #21612. This eCourse is
offered at 0.4 CEUs, educational level
Intermediate, 1. Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills
2. OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval #21612. This eCourse is offered at 0.4 CEUs, educational level Intermediate, 1. Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills 2. OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Margaret Lehman Blake, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston. Her research focuses on cognitive-communication disorders associated with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) and spans basic processes, assessment, and treatment. She has authored numerous articles and chapters and has presented nationally and internationally on evidence-based practice for disorders associated with RHD.
Financial — Margaret Lehman Blake is a presenter of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Margaret Lehman Blake has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.4 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.
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.
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Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
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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 Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). 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 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.
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Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content 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 device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online 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.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA 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 CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.
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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.
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 ASHA 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.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
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.
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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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