Center for Stroke Rehabilitation Research
Making Hidden Disabilities Visible
From discovery to practice, the Center strives to improve stroke rehabilitative care and transition back into the community by finding ways to detect and treat spatial neglect, expanding our knowledge of reading deficits, improving medication adherence, and implementing new interventions during in-patient rehabilitation.
Robert Vroeginday overcame his spatial neglect caused by stroke thanks to Kessler Foundation's research.
Do You Know a Stroke Survivor?
In honor of World Stroke Day we are sharing this video about spatial neglect
2019 public service announcement about spatial neglect caused by stroke.
Guide to Spatial Neglect
Spatial neglect is a common complication that often escapes detection, with serious consequences for stroke survivors. Stroke survivors with spatial neglect have difficulty interacting with their surroundings.
Exploring Reading Difficulties
Despite the disabling potential of reading deficits, few studies have focused on the cognitive components of reading. To improve rehabilitative care after stroke, researchers are using neuroimaging techniques, neurological examinations, and neuropsychological testing to determine the cognitive mechanisms that underlie our ability to read. To improve function and maximize independence of stroke survivors, new interventions are under development to help restore the ability to read in stroke survivors and others with acquired reading deficits.
Monitoring Self-administration of Medication
Taking medication is especially challenging for individuals with cognitive deficits, who often are unaware that they are not following instructions for self-administration. This raises the risk for medication errors, and increases the need for assistance at home. Our researchers are working with clinicians at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation to determine the optimal approach to ensuring that individuals take their medications as prescribed.
VIDEO: One on One with Steve Adubato and A.M. Barrett, MD.
VIDEO: Kessler Foundation Prism Adaptation Treatment Demonstration.
VIDEO: A Vision of Brain Injury Rehabilitation | A.M. Barrett, MD | TEDxHerndon.
VIDEO: The Assessment and Treatment of Spatial Neglect in Stroke Survivors.