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Yes! You Can Predict Outcome in Stroke: Predicting General Recovery

Yes! You Can Predict Outcome in Stroke: Predicting General Recovery

  • $ 4000

Description:  This webinar will introduce the value of predicting recovery after stroke and review the natural patterns of recovery as described by Twitchell in 1951.  We will then discuss common measures used to predict outcome in the present literature and then introduce some foundational principles for predicting general recovery of function.  We will introduce the ASTRAL score and begin a discussion on imaging and functional outcome after stroke.
Richard L. Harvey, MD, Medical Director, Stroke Rehabilitation, Wesley & Suzanne Dixon Stroke Chair, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience:  Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the natural process of motor recovery after stroke as defined by Twitchell.
  • List the measures used in the ASTRAL score for predicting functional recovery after stroke.
  • Discuss how different patterns of brain injury as seen on imaging is related to severity of stroke and prognosis for recovery.
  • State 4 predictors of general functional recovery after stroke

Continuing Education Credits 

Occupational Therapy 

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.10 CEUs or 1.0 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Physical Therapy
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

Speech-Language Pathology

This course is offered for 0.10 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2017).

This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hours


Financial - Receives grants from Acorda Therapeutics and SPR Therapeutics, a consulting fee
from St. Jude Medical Center, Nastec Corporation and Phagenesis Corporation, and a salary
from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Non-Financial – Serves as member of the Program Committee for the International Stroke Conference,
sponsored by the American Heart Association

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