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RH attentional/perceptual deficits

-left neglect
-denial of illness (anosognosia)
-facial recognition deficits
-constructional impairments (reproducing drawings)
-attentional deficits
-disorientation
-visuoperceptual deficits

2

RH affective deficits

-understanding/describing emotions expressed by people
-expressing emotions

3

RH communicative deficits

-prosody
-discourse/narrative skills
-excessive speech
-pragmatics
-very concrete/literal

4

Assessment test to use for RH and why

RICE- 3
-includes 5 subtests to evaluate cognitive and communication deficits, associated with RH brain damage as well as nonverbal communication skills

5

what are examples of client-specific measures

-language samples
-narratives
-discourse

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Treatment for RH
-denial
-impaired attention
-impulsive behavior
-discourse
-pragmatics
-reasoning
-metaphors/idioms
-visual neglect

Denial:
-clinician provides immediate feedback on errors to increase awareness
Attention:
-stopping pt when he/she wanders away from topic of discourse
-repeating instructions
Impulsivity:
-nonverbal signals to wait a few seconds before giving an impulsive response
Discourse:
-story retelling, story generation with hierarchical cues
Pragmatics:
-videotape conversations that show appropriate vs. inappropriate behavior
Reasoning
-activities that involve planning
Visual neglect
-colorful line drawing on left side of books
-frequent verbal prompts to pay attention to neglected side of body
-reinforcing when attention is made to neglected side