Stroke-like Migraine Attacks After Radiation Treatment (SMART) Syndrome Language Intervention
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Stroke-like migraine attacks after radiation therapy-also known as SMART syndrome-constitute a rare condition typically characterized by headache, seizures, vision abnormalities, hemiparesis, and aphasia. The condition usually resolves within a few days or weeks of onset with no residual impairments. However, resolution in some cases extends over a period of months rather than weeks and may be incomplete. The purpose of this case report is to provide an in-depth description of the progression of changes in cognitive and language functioning for a person exhibiting SMART syndrome characterized by slow recovery.
Individual speech-language therapy sessions totaling 1.5 to 2.5 hours five days per week. Intervention activities include performing oral and written confrontation and responsive naming, writing single words to dictation, reading single words and sentences aloud, and generating written and spoken picture descriptions.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
19 Years to 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
One adult with SMART syndrome will participate in this study. The person will have cognitive and language deficits typical of those exhibited by people with SMART syndrome. Given the rarity of the disorder, only one participant is anticipated.
exhibit cognitive and language deficits secondary to SMART syndrome
be a former or current client of Quality Living, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska