Out of Sight or Out of Mind? Understanding Field Cuts vs Neglect Syndrome

Presented by Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

Rehab clinicians must rapidly evaluate dysfunctions that impact their patient’s ability to engage. This course encourages therapists to use appropriate terminology to describe disruptions in the optic system, to understand the anatomical and physiology of sight, locate brain regions involved in visual processing, and train clinicians to identify a field cut and discern a neglect […]
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AdultSLPBrain InjuryStrokeVisual Impairment/NeglectVisual Processing

Meet Your Presenter

Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Minnesota licensed speech language pathologist with 25+ years of hospital-based practice. His expertise includes neurogenic cognitive-linguistic disorders, trach/vent dependence, dysphagia, and head-neck cancer rehab. He currently works at a 600+ bed Level I trauma hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota with adults/geriatrics. Mr. Quellier has written curriculum and provided training for hospital staff and residents on a wide variety of topics. Mr. Quellier is also a highly sought after national speaker, teaching day courses on tracheotomy/vent dependence and a comprehensive neurology review. He has been on faculty at the UM-Duluth and UW-Eau Claire.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define terminology and constructs used when discussing the optic system.
  2. Identify the anatomical structures of the optic pathway and examine the neurophysiology of vision.
  3. Define how specific visual cortices of the brain process the varied facets of neurological data.
  4. Evaluate and discern the difference between a field cut and a visual neglect syndrome.
  5. Apply knowledge to describe a patient’s experience after a disruption in the optic system.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Define common terms and constructions associated with the visual system
  • 0:03 - Review the anatomical structures in the brain related to the optic pathway
  • 0:15 - Explore how the various cortices of the brain process visual data
  • 0:35 - Differentiate field cuts from complexities of a neglect syndrome
  • 0:50 - Apply knowledge to a patient case study
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with adults.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until September 22, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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