Right hemisphere syndrome (RHS)

Right hemisphere syndrome (RHS)
• Damage to the right
hemisphere as a result of
stroke can result in
difficulties with
understanding and use of
some more complex
areas of language.
Symptoms of RHS
Poor eye contact
Difficulty staying on topic
Easily distracted
Lack of emotion in speech
Interpret words literally
Difficulty understanding humour
Example of RHS speech
“My husband and I like going out for a drink on a
Friday night to The Talbert Arms in Milngavie. I
once went to Jersey for my holidays and it was
beautiful weather.”