Kessler Foundation expert to study effects of prism adaptation therapy for spatial neglect

Published on October 25, 2012 at 5:25 AM · No Comments

A.M. Barrett, MD, of Kessler Foundation received a grant totaling $595,756 to study the effects of prism adaptation therapy for spatial neglect in survivors of right-sided stroke. The title of the 3-year grant from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is 'Impact of Prism Adaptation Therapy for Spatial Neglect on Home and Community Outcomes' (H133G120203). Dr. Barrett, an expert in hidden disabilities such as spatial neglect, is director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation.

"At Kessler Foundation, we recognize that cognitive deficits are a major obstacle to rehabilitation of stroke survivors, as well as to those with brain injury and multiple sclerosis," said John DeLuca, PhD, vice president for Research and Training. "By focusing attention on the cognitive effects of stroke that often go undetected and untreated, Dr. Barrett's research will improve rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with hidden disabilities."

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