This course will provide a review of unilateral neglect and common language/communication disorders associated with right hemisphere brain damage. Discussed will be current best practices for treatment of these disorders based on evidence and theories. Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 contact hours.
Sections Include: (Total 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.
Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills
OT Process: Evaluation, Intervention
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.
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 My Online 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 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.
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.
What is an Online Course?
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.
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 My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would 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.
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 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.
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, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. 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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"I appreciated going over the characteristics and treatment examples." – K.A. (Apr. 2020)
"The treatments of neglect were most helpful. I liked the summary of EBP for Right hemisphere CVA." – C.M. (Mar. 2020)
"Very organized and easy to follow, I especially enjoyed the discussion of treatment options." – A.G. (Jan. 2020)
"I liked the presentation by this knowledgeable educator. I appreciated going over the treatment options appropriate for this population." – L.M. (Dec. 2019)
"The various treatments discussed for RHD patients were most beneficial. I liked the discussion of treatment options that could be applied within the inpatient rehab setting." – H.E. (Nov. 2019)
"All topics were excellent and useful. Interested a lot in contextual cues and left neglect. The presenter is very knowledgeable." – S.D. (Oct. 2019)
"It gave some great examples of effective treatment and discussed how so many of those with RHD will have communication/attentional deficits." – J.A. (Sept. 2019)
"Generally, all of the treatment evidence was helpful. Given that there are not that many published treatment studies for RHD, the section on how to select a treatment (e.g., from TBI literature) that would be beneficial for a client with RHD was particularly helpful. Very thorough." – Y.R. (Aug. 2019)
"Well organized, good presenter." – C.W. (Aug. 2019)
"The discussion about neglect was especially beneficial." – M.B. (Mar. 2019)
"I enjoyed the pragmatic and neglect!! I liked the examples of assessment and therapy." – E.G. (Mar. 2019)
"Going over what deficits are found in RHD was most helpful. I liked the treatment options." – M.M. (Jan. 2019)
"The information was presented well and clearly, and I learned some new facts about RHD. The best discussion was on assessment and how difficult it is to effectively assess RHD patients." – L.L. (Dec. 2018)
"I appreciated the treatment suggestions and outcomes. Good applicable treatment ideas." – J.B. (Dec. 2018)
"The fact that Right Hemisphere manages both sides of the brain was helpful. I liked the new information." – J.D. (Nov. 2018)
"I enjoyed going over the need for more information and treatment strategies for RBD. I like the broad area of RBD covered." – P.W. (Sept. 2018)
"I liked the specific research and treatment approaches reviewed and evaluated." – T.H. (July 2018)
"Great information. Speakers voice was engaging. Going over neglect and the deficits of communication in RHD." – K.S. (June 2018)
"I liked the visual neglect section." – G.G. (Apr. 2018)
"The discussion of neglect was most beneficial. I liked the treatment suggestions." – K.P. (Mar. 2018)
"I liked the relevance to clinical practice." – A.D. (Feb. 2018)
"The discussion on unilateral neglect assessment and treatment suggestions for what to do when there is limited EBP Guidelines was helpful. Lots of good examples!" – R.H. (Dec. 2017)
"The examples of treatments to benefit patients with RHD were very useful. The course was very thorough." – K.P. (Nov. 2017)
"I like that the course defined right hemisphere neglect more completely than I knew." – R.R. (July 2017)
"I enjoyed the information related to aprosodia and current EBP related to language with contextual cues and suppression. Very thorough presentation of current EBP - excellent course." – D.S. (June 2017)
"The speaker was excellent and knowledgeable." – L.W. (May 2017)
"I liked the part on neglect and the suggestion about how you can approach discourse treatment." – H.T. (Mar. 2017)
"I appreciated the remediation ideas for language deficits with right hemisphere damaged patients. I liked that the course included treatment ideas and best practice for each area." – P.G. (Dec. 2016)
"The clarification of different types of neglect was helpful. I liked the examples of treatment." – S.C. (Nov. 2016)
"Excellent content, flow of course, well organized, great detail, well presented. The portion on treatment techniques and application were excellent." – A.T.P. (Oct. 2016)
"The treatment options for discourse and comprehension in RHD were most beneficial." – T.C. (Sept. 2016)
"I loved this information regarding neglect. It is a topic that is not taught much in school; however, has a significant impact on so many of our caseloads." – H.S. (July 2016)
"The history of RHD was very helpful." – S.B. (June 2016)
"I liked the focus on right brain disorders." – J.H. (June 2016)
"The discussion on communication disorders was most useful. I liked the examples for the neglect portion." – A.G. (June 2016)
"The coverage on the visual scanning treatments for neglect, types of neglect was very helpful. I liked the definitions of neglect." – C.T. (June 2016)
"All topics were relevant and beneficial." – M.M. (May 2016)
"Excellent speaking skills, moved at a good pace and was instantly applicable / relevant to my practice. I especially appreciated the very specific treatment ideas for treatment of aprosodia." – D.S. (May 2016)
"The treatment examples were most helpful, because they can be implemented in my personal clinical practice." – L.V. (Apr. 2016)
"Clear, organized course. The EBP re: R hemisphere injury treatments was most beneficial." – C.C. (Apr. 2016)
"It was a great course! I liked the examples given and the rationale behind each treatment. The power point was very helpful." – S.L. (Mar. 2016)
"I liked the clear concise explanations." – D.G. (Mar. 2016)
"Learning to understand right neglect was most beneficial." – G.C. (Feb. 2016)
"I really appreciated the ideas for visual scanning tasks suggestion for using a variety of tests, not just 1 or 2. I liked that the course was very thorough, gave lots of specifics." – A.G. (Jan. 2016)
"The section on types of cognitive treatment that has supportive studies was very beneficial - it will generalize to daily living. Knowledge of presenter and organization of presentation." – D.S.E.P. (Jan. 2016)