Japanese Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Volume 5, Issue 1 (March 2008)

Brain imaging and neuropsychological assessment in the acute phase of rehabilitation Mutsuko Sato 1 Keyword: 脳画像 , 神経心理学的評価 , 病巣局在 , 急性期 , brain imaging , neuropsychological assessment , localization , acute phase pp.19-27
Published Date 2008/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100144
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 In the acute phase of rehabilitation, neuropsychological assessment should be performed skillfully and quickly because the general condition of patients are often changeable and clinical features are not stable. In general, neuropsychological symptoms relate with sites of lesions, for example aphasia with a left frontal and/or temporal lesion, unilateral neglect with a right temporo-parieto-occipital lesion, amnesia with a medial temporal damage, inhibitory disorder with a frontal lesion. However, there is sometimes a discrepancy between brain imaging results and clinical symptoms, that is, no significant finding from neuroimaging studies in spite of the presence of definite neuropsychological symptoms, and vice versa. Therefore, it is necessary for speech-language-hearing-therapists (SLHT) to accumulate knowledge of functional brain anatomy, because we should assess clinical signs and resolve clinical problems efficiently in order to provide patients with good clinical support. In this paper, the author presents variable relationships between sites of lesions and symptoms, and emphasizes the importance of careful considerations of neuropsychological assessment and brain imaging findings during the acute phase for planning intervention.

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5巻1号 (2008年3月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 1349-5828 日本言語聴覚士協会