This course will cover disorders of cognition commonly associated with right hemisphere strokes in adults, including attention, executive function, awareness, and memory. Characteristics, assessment, and treatment of each will be discussed. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
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 0.2 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.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
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 currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 888-696-9655.
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. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for 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 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 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.
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 like that this course compared the left/right hemisphere incidence of cognitive deficits, and more carefully defined examples of what it may look like at bedside.” – K.H. (Jan. 2021)
“This course gave a good overview of the metacognitive treatment strategies.” – E.B. (Nov. 2020)
“I enjoyed learning about each component of Executive Function, Attention, and Memory and Awareness in depth. It helped me understand what to assess in each category. I also liked I was able to preview the test before taking the test.” – J.P. (Aug. 2020)
“I especially enjoyed the Metacognitive, and Direct Attention strategy training, it was very thorough and very well organized.” – C.R. (Jun. 2020)
"The portion over memory was most helpful. I liked that the course broke down EF, memory, attention, and awareness. It was a great course!" – C.H. (May 2020)
"I liked the recommendations for testing to address deficits seen in my clients diagnosed with R CVA." – K.E. (Apr. 2020)
"I enjoyed the memory discussions and the types of memory as well as the treatment on evidenced based practices. The information on attention was also informative. Overall it was a well organized presentation." – A.K. (Mar. 2020)
"I liked that the course was applicable to my current caseload. The treatment ideas were especially helpful." – M.O. (Feb. 2020)
"I liked the functional therapy suggestions. I liked the discussion that R hemi strokes need more attention in the literature and at the hospitals." – M.S. (Dec. 2019)
"All of the info was beneficial! I definitely learned new information. The course was short and to the point. Good examples." – S.R. (Dec. 2019)
"The description of Metacognitive Strategy Training for attention and executive function makes it easy to attempt in the clinical setting. The training and examples of how to implement different treatments is always helpful, as it is good to have a variety of options to implement with our very diverse patients." – I.C.V. (Dec. 2019)
"The presenter did an amazing job of organizing a wealth of information that can be accessed for later study. The information on anosognosia was especially useful." – C.W. (Nov. 2019)
"The Executive Function review was great. The skill and knowledge of presenter were excellent." – C.C. (Oct. 2019)
"This course was perfect! I liked the clear explanation from research base to Ax and Tx and the specific intervention strategies and rationale. This course was well paced, included just the right information. I will recommend it to other SLPs." – J.K. (Oct. 2019)
"She was great! I enjoyed the metacognitive approaches to cognitive deficits. The speaker was easy to listen to and gave practical suggestions for treatment and evaluation." – R.P.C. (Sept. 2019)
"The course was well organized. The discussion on treatment task structures was especially helpful." – C.W. (Aug. 2019)
"I liked the clinical application to treatment." – J.N. (Aug. 2019)
"The executive functioning discussion was most useful." – M.A.B. (July 2019)
"I appreciated the description of different levels of attention and memory." – D.J. (June 2019)
"I liked all of the research that has been done to do this presentation. The discussions on therapy and assessment ideas were most beneficial." – E.G. (Mar. 2019)
"I really enjoyed the section on Awareness Disorders, particularly Anosognosia." – T.H. (Mar. 2019)
"Providing examples during the discussion about treatment was very beneficial. I will be implementing the metacognitive strategy training in future therapy sessions." – S.S. (Feb. 2019)
"The part about awareness was really interesting and will change my daily practice. The tables were a great way to summarize the information." – M.S. (Jan. 2019)
"Good review of brain and anatomy. I liked the review of stroke symptoms." – J.S. (Jan. 2019)
"This was an AWESOME presentation!! I especially appreciated the information presented on Anosognosia as it relates to awareness deficits." – S.M. (Dec. 2018)
"I like how detailed the course was - especially the discussions on assessment and treatment options." – T.M. (Nov. 2018)
"I thought the overview was great." – C.S. (Oct. 2018)
"I enjoyed the discussion on Executive Functions, the organization of material, and the comprehensive power point presentation. I would have loved to have heard a lot more concrete examples of how the treatment can be implemented." – S.S. (Sept. 2018)
"The course was VERY well organized. It will be easy to go back and reference the materials when in a clinical setting and questions arise! I especially appreciated the very thorough explanation of metacognitive strategies; loved all of the examples!" – L.R. (Aug. 2018)
"I like that it gave me more insight to executive function, memory, and attention." – C.C. (May 2018)
"I particularly enjoyed the discussion on assessment of executive function. I liked the visual handout in addition to the speaker presentation." – G.G. (Apr. 2018)
"The information related to executive functioning was most beneficial. The speaker had a very pleasant voice to listen to." – C.P. (Apr. 2018)
"Learning the technique for Metacognitive Strategy Training and how it can improve attention, executive function, and awareness was especially helpful." – J.C. (Apr. 2018)
"This course summarized and reinforced a lot of information that I already knew. However, I did not know that most of the evidence and procedures were also parallel with therapy for TBI. I would have liked to see some footage of therapy and gotten her opinion of the best standardized test for right hemispheric dysfunction." – A.R. (Mar. 2018)
"I appreciated the newer treatments that show proven results. I like that I can immediately use with new clients for a new position." – N.R. (Feb. 2018)
"All of it was beneficial. Well-organized course." – G.M. (Feb. 2018)
"Good information provided throughout the presentation that is extremely useful in my current clinical practice. I liked how specific treatment examples and specific patient types were provided." – H.W. (Dec. 2017)