Arthur M Gershkoff

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Pure word deafness (PWD) is a rare neurological syndrome characterized by severe difficulties in understanding and reproducing spoken language, with sparing of written language comprehension and speech production. The pathognomonic disturbance of auditory comprehension appears to be associated with a breakdown in processes involved in mapping auditory input(More)
This article describes a 3-year study testing the efficacy of a system of home-based, case-managed care for stroke survivors returning to the community following inpatient poststroke rehabilitation. The Stroke Transition after Inpatient Rehabilitation (STAIR) study was a randomized, controlled trial of a postdischarge management strategy carried out in a(More)
This self-directed learning module highlights the social, attitudinal, and economic factors that are important in the rehabilitation of the older adult. It is part of the chapter on geriatric rehabilitation in the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article contains information(More)
A 12-year-old boy with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) presented with decreased function in his left upper extremity. He was treated with a 3-week protocol of constraint-induced therapy (CIT) consisting of six 2-hour sessions of physical and occupational therapy, plus home practice. Improvements in upper-extremity function were found in the mean and median(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a program of traditional outpatient neurological rehabilitation that included home forced use. In total, 17 patients with chronic stroke and 1 patient with subacute stroke (mean time poststroke = 27.6 months) completed an individualized program consisting of seven 2-hour treatment sessions(More)
OBJECTIVE The resemblance of some aspects of the hemispatial neglect syndrome (hypokinesia, decreased arousal) to aspects of Parkinsonian syndromes, and the success of amantadine in treating disorders of attention, prompted a placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of amantadine, an inhibitor of the N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor that(More)
This self-directed learning module highlights mid- and late-life effects of early-life disabilities. It is part of the chapter on geriatric rehabilitation in the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article contains information on how to evaluate, prevent, and manage late(More)
This self-directed learning module highlights the diagnosis and rehabilitation management of acquired disabling disorders. It is part of the chapter on geriatric rehabilitation in the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article contains information on the physiology of aging;(More)