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Friday, May 2 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Language Disorders in Patients With Brain Tumors

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Do you frequently care for patients who have language deficits as a result of a tumor or resection? Learn how to maximize their communications skills during this session, which addresses the unique language implications of a primary or metastatic brain tumor location. You’ll examine the eloquent brain, which is associated with language comprehension, the production of language, writing, and reading. Your exploration will cover Broca’s area, Wernicke’s area, and the Sylvian fissure. You’ll also learn how to collaborate with neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists for your patients’ maximum therapeutic benefit. 

Objectives
1. Predict likely language deficits based on tumor location.
2. Appropriately assess patients for potential language deficits based on tumor location.

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories. 

OCN®: Scientific Basis for Practice, Symptom Management, Survivorship
CBCN®: Symptom Management
AOCNP®: Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Planning, Side Effects and Symptom Management, Survivorship
AOCNS®: Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Planning, Side Effects and Symptom Management, Survivorship 


Speakers
JL

Jenna Longo, BSN, RN

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
JW

Julie Walker, RN, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNP®

MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas Health Science Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.



Friday May 2, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom D Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802