Neuropsychologic Assessment and Cognitive Rehabilitation in a Patient With Locked-In Syndrome and Left Neglect

Luigi Trojano, Pasquale Moretta, Anna Estraneo, Lucio Santoro

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Abstract

Trojano L, Moretta P, Estraneo A, Santoro L. Neuropsychologic assessment and cognitive rehabilitation in a patient with locked-in syndrome and left neglect. We describe a patient affected by severe incomplete locked-in syndrome (LIS) and left neglect caused by a combination of vascular lesions. Our patient's neglect prevented the use of augmentative communication devices based on a computerized eye-tracker system. For this reason, we adapted a visual scanning training for neglect rehabilitation. At the end of the rehabilitative training, the patient had regained full exploration of the monitor and could use the eye-tracker system for communicative purposes. This case report shows that specific rehabilitative approaches can be devised in severely disabled LIS patients with additional brain lesions and specific cognitive defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-502
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume91
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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