Interleaving- Key to Stroke Patient Recovery?

Interleaving- Key to Stroke Patient Recovery?

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A recent study has found out that slight alterations to practices, or interleaving, may be more beneficial to learning than practicing the same routine over and over again. These findings may be key to speeding up the recovery process for those who have experienced strokes.
13 Oct 2016 - General
These are just studies that can assist in the recovery of stroke patients and if found to be successful, it can be used worldwide. With a mission to allow patients to recover faster then usual. Which is everybody's aim. How does it work i do not have an idea. But looks like the researchers are using multiple different ways of exercise or routines in order for the patient to increase their capacity to absorb more and perform better after every session. Yes it might also be helpful for patient...
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Stroke rehabilitation is the most complex and unpredictable in our field. No two stroke patients are alike and the pattern of recovery really varies. When I have stroke inpatients, I usually find myself tweaking the program every week to ensure that the patient will have the best chance of recovery within the golden period of six months post-ictus. Interleaving or making subtle changes during the sets of training is a refreshing concept. I was thinking of the cognitive effects of this training f...
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It's honestly the first time that I have heard of the term "interleaving". From my perspective, I think what it can potentially do is to improve attention span and the ability to concentrate. I can liken this to a medical student who studies biochemistry to 5 hrs. At some point in that 5 hours, his attention will dwindle and this will slow down the whole process of learning. Comparing this to someone who studies biochemistry for an 2 hours then shifts to physiology or anatomy for t...
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Interesting article highlights the value of mixing different teaching methods on the professional performance and educational progress. A slight change in your daily routine as a doctor can help you see unnoticed details faster than usual. The recent study from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine advises that persisting repeating a certain exercise is not the best way during learning a new skill. Instead, these exercises should vary each time to be able to learn faster through explori...
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