Presenter: Margaret Blake, PhD, CCC-SLP
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.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:06:06
– H.B., prior course participant
– M.O., prior course participant
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.
"It was helpful differentiating between the different cognitive areas and breaking them down to help staff and family better understand deficits." C.O. (Nov. 2023)
"Discussing the client's awareness, or lack thereof, of a deficiency and how it might affect their everyday life was beneficial. The slides were clear, and the presenter knew the subject matter very well." C.E. (Nov. 2023)
"RH-related deficits and effective treatments. Good review of function r/t right hemisphere deficits." J.W. (Nov. 2023)
"This course was very applicable to my current setting and easy to attend to. I appreciated the resources provided. The treatments for anosognosia were helpful." V.O. (Nov. 2023)
"Learning differences in RH and LH dysfunction was beneficial. The speaker had a very pleasant voice with good explanations on each topic discussed." M.S. (Oct. 2023)
"Metacog and attention assessment and treatment. I liked the examples." E.B. (Oct. 2023)
"I liked the data related to NIHSS scoring and the Tx ideas." J.J. (Sep. 2023)
"Treatment approaches were beneficial. Clearly presented. I liked the charts to understand areas/definitions." K.K. (Sep. 2023)
"Discussion about various "training" techniques was beneficial. I liked the historical background provided and the training strategies." J.M. (Aug. 2023)
"I liked the statistics about RHD and the interventions for each cognitive deficit." C.B. (Jul. 2023)
"Attention tasks were beneficial. I liked the clear presentation." E.S. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked this topic and the information provided. There aren't many courses dedicated to RH deficits. Explanation and use of metacognitive strategies was beneficial." W.R. (Jun. 2023)
"Reviewing all the aspects of right hemisphere stroke was helpful. Course was a great review. I liked the metacognitive strategy and the discussion about executive function and anosognosia." J.D. (Jun. 2023)
"Memory strategies and testing for executive functioning were beneficial. I liked the structure and organization of this course." P.B. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked the explanation of attention deficits. Course was well outlined." H.K. (Apr. 2023)
"Awareness of RH vs. LH stroke identification and the implications of this on the patient was beneficial. I liked that I could stop and start course whenever I needed to." A.S. (Mar. 2023)
"Executive function/metacognitive strategies were beneficial. This course was easy to follow. Good handouts." K.S. (Mar. 2023)
"Good strategies. I liked that course was self-paced." R.W. (Mar. 2023)
"Informative course. I liked the strategies for memory treatment." D.H. (Mar. 2023)
"Good slides. I liked the discussion on memory." S.N. (Feb. 2023)
"All of it was very valuable information and the outlines of Metacognitive tasks were very helpful." K.S. (Dec. 2022)
"This course was organized well. I liked the treatment strategies for attention and memory." E.C. (Dec. 2022)
"Clear and concise course. I liked all course content." L.L. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the treatment strategies and real examples." E.C. (Nov. 2022)
"Good speaker. I liked the discussion on therapy." S.F. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked how well the course was organized, the assessment section and the metacognitive strategy training." A.M. (Sept. 2022)
"Defining types ofG attention/memory/executive functioning, potential strategies, and explanation of Metacognitive therapy was beneficial." B.B. (Aug. 2022)
"Treatment ideas will be beneficial to my home health focus. I liked the Awareness portion of this course." H.K. (Aug. 2022)
"Good update on current research in these areas. The presenter made the information understandable." D.C. (July 2022)
"I liked all of the examples and real life scenarios. The course was well presented." C.P. (June 2022)
"The strategies for memory and types of attentional deficits were good." M.P. (June 2022)
"Liked the treatment strategies - course was very organized." B.B. (June 2022)
"I liked the assessments and treatment strategies for right hemisphere dysfunction specifically related to stroke. Course went at a good pace - not too slow, and not too fast. And it was comprehensive in describing executive functions." S.G. (May 2022)
"I liked the definitions and explanations of the different types of memory, executive functions, and all of the current research and evidence based treatment information. I like that I could take it at my own pace and the content related to attention and memory." N.A. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the breakdown of the different areas of cognition. Information was easily digestible." C.Q. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the cognitive tx and the presentation style." L.M. (Jan. 2022)
"The strategies and definitions - very functional course." C.H. (Jan. 2022)
"The slides were visually helpful. I liked the analysis of assessments for deficits in assessing RH stroke patients." J.B. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the abundance of assessment and treatment resources and the treatment examples." H.B. (Dec. 2021)
"Types of treatment for attention - it was all at a good level for me. All topics were discussed in detail." M.A. (Dec. 2021)
"Clear slides - ease of following the instructor's train of thought." K.W. (Dec. 2021)
"I now have greater awareness of screens & tests for awareness & for executive function. I liked the in depth review of theories and details of treatment strategies." V.G. (Nov. 2021)
“This course gave a good overview of the metacognitive treatment strategies.” E.B. (Nov. 2021)
“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. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the explanation of each deficits." C.K. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the recommendations for testing to address deficits seen in my clients diagnosed with R CVA." K.E. (Aug. 2021)
“I especially enjoyed the Metacognitive, and Direct Attention strategy training, it was very thorough and very well organized.” C.R. (Jun. 2021)
"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 2021)
"I liked the applying metacognitive strategy training for attention, memory, and executive functioning treatment. Focus on activity participation (vs impairment) based treatment." H.H. (May 2021)
“The examples of types of tests; treatment and feedback on limitations of research associated with them we helpful.” S.L. (Mar. 2021)
"I liked that the course was applicable to my current caseload. The treatment ideas were especially helpful." M.O. (Feb. 2021)
“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)
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.
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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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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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