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Noninvasive Brain Stimulation For The Treatment Of Post-Stroke Neglect

Course: #2648 1 Hour

tDCS and TMS are two types of noninvasive brain stimulation that cause upregulation or inhibition of targeted cortical structures. Our presentation will cover tDCS and TMS mechanisms and their application to post-stroke neglect as well as commonly used clinical outcome measures to assess neglect.

This course is part of the OT Neuro Series.

Course created on December 8, 2015

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Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, the participant will be able to identify the differences between tDCS and TMS, including the differences in mechanisms and needed equipment.
  • After this course, the participant will be able to describe how tDCS and TMS are being used to decrease neglect, including electrode positioning and type of stimulation (tDCS only).
  • After this course, the participant will be able to identify and describe basic outcome measures used to assess neglect.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Brief history of noninvasive brain stimulation
10-25 Minutes Transcranial direct current stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation: What are they and mechanisms
25-35 Minutes Noninvasive brain stimulation for neglect: the literature
35-45 Minutes Application: using tDCS for neglect
45-55 Minutes An overview of commonly-used outcome measures for neglect
55-60 Minutes Q and A, Summary

Course Presenter

Presenter Disclosure: Heather Peters received an honorarium for presenting this course material.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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