Prism adaptation treatment for spatial neglect post brain tumour removal: A case report

Peii Chen, Viktoriya Lander, Natalia Noce, Kimberly Hreha

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Purpose/aim: Spatial neglect is caused by damage to neural networks critical for spatial attention. Spatial neglect without proper treatment impedes rehabilitation outcomes. Prism adaptation treatment, a visuomotor protocol, has been used with stroke survivors with spatial neglect to improve function. This case report explored the feasibility and potential effects of prism adaptation treatment in an individual with spatial neglect after glioblastoma removal. Methods: Feasibility was designed and tested to include acceptability and implementation. Exploratory aim on the effectiveness of the intervention was determined using the Catherine Bergego Scale via the Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process, star cancellation, line bisection and scene copying. Results: The patient reported favouring the treatment. Eight sessions, one session a day, were completed over two weeks. The patient’s spatial neglect symptoms reduced on all assessments. Conclusion: Prism adaptation treatment was feasible and effective; however, further research is needed to understand the complete benefits of prism adaptation treatment in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalHong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • Unilateral spatial neglect
  • cognitive rehabilitation
  • hemispatial neglect
  • neurorehabilitation
  • prism adaptation treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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