/Unilateral Neglect

Unilateral Neglect

Inside the Episode

Jess and Natalie talk about post-stroke unilateral neglect. We review the etiology of this syndrome and its functional implications. We also review assessment strategies and evidence-based interventions.



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Behavioral Inattention Test:


Catherine Bergego Scale:






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