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
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- 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.
|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|
Heather T. Peters, MOT, OTR/L
Heather Tanksley Peters is a licensed occupational therapist and Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University. Currently working in the B.R.A.I.N lab as a graduate research associate, her primary area of interest is developing and testing interventions that improve quality of life in stroke survivors. Specifically, her primary research area of emphasis is examining the effect of non-invasive brain stimulation combined with occupational therapy (Functional Brain Stimulation™) on improving arm and hand function as well as other post-stroke deficits in survivors of stroke. Heather has also engaged in research and/or published in the topics of mental practice, outcome measurement validity and portable upper extremity robotics.
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