3 Contact Hours

This course helps occupational therapists and assistants understand how to manage unilateral neglect as a result of brain damage to either the right or left hemispheres. Intervention strategies to optimize function will also be discussed. This entry-level to intermediate course is appropriate for occupational therapists and assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 3

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function (2009)" written by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Differentiate among various types of neglect and neglect and coexisting impairments.

2. Understand recovery patterns related to neglect.

3. Understand how everyday living is affected by neglect.

4. Be aware of evaluation/assessment procedures related to neglect.

5. Implement at least five intervention strategies focused on decreasing activity limitations and participation restrictions for those living with neglect.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Managing Unilateral Neglect to Optimize Function

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3. Coursework - Managing Unilateral Neglect to Optimize Function

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4. Course Final and Survey - Managing Unilateral Neglect to Optimize Function


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion