Program

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Thursday October 08th, 2015
17:00 - 18:30    Einstein Auditorium - Niv. 0

SNLF-SOFMER Joint Session : Neuropsychology and Gesture (3) : Apraxia and Therapy

Chairs: Georg GOLDENBERG, Didier LE GALL, Sophie COURTOIS-JACQUIN, Frédérique ETCHARRY-BOUYX

This year, SOFMER with the French-Speaking Neuropsychology Society (SNLF) organize a joint day with 3 oral communication sessions targeting gesture disorders. The objective is to give a synthesis of current knowledge about mechanisms that underlie motor learning, useful to understand gesture disorders occurring in childhood, adult or elderly and their therapy.

Professor Didier LE GALL will address apraxia in neurodegenerative diseases. On one hand, apraxia is considered as an item for diagnosis, but on the other hand, tool use disorders have a major impact on patients’ lives, with necessity to be assessed and treated.

Professor Pascale PRADAT-DIEHL will speak of apraxia after stroke, frequent disorder after left hemispheric lesion, with impairment of various activities of daily life.

To conclude this session and day, Professor Georg GOLDENBERG will honour us to come and talk about therapy of apraxia. He will present results of several works and will discuss the respective advantages of bottom-up and top-down strategies to favour specific items improvement for the former and generalisation into daily living for the latter.

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