Frank Becker

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Visiting address Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital 1450 Nesoddtangen
Postal address Postboks 4956 Nydalen 0424 OSLO

Academic interests

My main area of interest is brain injury rehabilitation, that is rehabilitation of stroke, traumatic brain injury and other acquired brain injuries. I am especially interested in disturbances of cognitive function, i.e. how brain injuries influence on how we perceive and interact with the world. My main research areas are language problems due to acquired brain injury (aphasia) and how the brain changes after injury and during rehabilitation (plasticity).
In addition, I also work in other areas of rehabilitation medicine as disorders of consciousness (vegetative and minimally conscious state), rehabilitation of patients with subarachnoidal bleeding, and the use of virtual reality in rehabilitation.

Courses taught

I teach in the second half of the 4th semester (musculoskeletal system) and in the modul 4 (neurorehabilitation). I also teach courses for specialist candidates in physical and rehabilitation medicine and other health personell groups.

Background

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Positions held

Collaboration

Besides my work for the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Oslo, my main emplyment is at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, where currently I work as Head Physician.
Amongst my collaborators are researchers at Department of Psychology, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies and Department of Special Needs Education at UiO, Coma Science Group at University of Liege, University of Bergen, Statped, Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, and colleagues at Institute of Clinical Medicine and Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital.

 

Tags: Rehabilitation, Brain and Nervous System, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive function, Aphasia, Plasticity

Publications

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  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Stanghelle, Johan K (2017). Rehabilitation after stroke in specialized rehabilitation. Psychosocial adaptions post stroke. An international multicenter study.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, susanne; Becker, Frank & Fugl Meyer, Kerstin (2017). Perceived Life satisfaction from admission to specialized rehabilitation until one-year post discharge in nine clinics, seven countries the SINs stroke study..
  • Winsnes, Ingvild Elisabeth; Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie & Becker, Frank (2017). Aphasia telerehabilitation - A digital enterprise (experience from the SLT intervention).
  • Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Schnakers, Caroline; Andersson, Stein; Becker, Frank; Moberget, Torgeir; Giacino, Joseph T.; Schanke, Anne-Kristine & Løvstad, Marianne (2016). Counting own name -clinical robustness of electrophysiology in assessing residual cognition in disorders of consciousness..
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Bushnik, Tamara; Panchenko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Banura, Samir; Elessi, Khamis; Deng, Wanying & Stanghelle, Johan K (2016). Specialized rehabilitation, stroke and Activities of Daily Living in nine different clinics,Sunnaas International Network (SIN) Stroke Study. What influence and predict improvements?.
  • Øra, Hege Prag; Kirmess, Melanie; Brady, Marian C.; Winsnes, Ingvild Elisabeth & Becker, Frank (2016). Aphasia telerehabilitation early post stroke.
  • Becker, Frank (2015). Aphasia telerehabilitation early post stroke - design of a randomized controlled trial.
  • Becker, Frank (2015, 17. mars). Fanget i egen kropp .  VG.
  • Becker, Frank (2015, 03. juni). Hjelper pasienter til et aktivt liv . [TV].  NRK Dagsrevyen.
  • Becker, Frank (2015). Long-term outcome in aphasia - improvement from 15 to 66 months post stroke.
  • Becker, Frank (2015). Tverrfaglig samarbeid - grunnlaget for god slagrehabilitering.
  • Becker, Frank & Falch, Kjersti (2015). Locked-in syndrom i Norge – kunnskapsstatus og rehabiliteringstilbud.
  • Becker, Frank; Theepan, Dilanee & Jensen, Ole Bjørn (2015). How to determine who should participate in a CILT- program, and who should not? Experiences from pre-admission screening.
  • Erlenkamp, Sonja; Kirmess, Melanie; Bergersen, Hilde; Audestad, Solveig & Becker, Frank (2015). Promoting evidence-based aphasia rehabilitation – guidelines at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Schnakers, Caroline; Andersson, Stein; Becker, Frank; Moberget, Torgeir & Løvstad, Marianne (2015). Clinical utility of neurophysiological assessment of residual cognition in disorders of consciousness.
  • Helsingen, Lise Mørkved & Becker, Frank (2015). Langvarig bevissthetsforstyrrelse etter hodetraume er sjeldent . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  135(1), s 23
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Becker, Frank; Sällström, Susanne; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Bushnik, Tamara & Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa (2015). Symposium specialized stroke rehabilitation: a multicultural, multicenter study.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Bushnik, Tamara; Panchenko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Banura, Samir; Elessi, Khamis; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Wanying, Deng; Sällström, Susanne & Stanghelle, Johan K (2015). A multicenter study on transfer, walking and stairclimbing in persons with stroke admitted to specialized rehabilitation.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Sanders, Anne-Marthe; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Bushnik, Tamara; Panchenko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Amzallag, Yael; Banura, Samir; Elessi, Khamis; Luzon, Fuad; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant & Li, Xie (2015). An international multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation, nine institutions - seven countries.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Bushnik, Tamara; Panchenko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Banura, Samir; Elessi, Khamis; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant & Wanying, Deng (2015). A multicenter on transfer, walking and stairclimbing in persons With stroke.
  • Becker, Frank (2014). Afasi – når systemet svikter minst like mye som språket . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  134(4), s 390- 391
  • Becker, Frank (2014). Mange sliter med usynlige skader etter hjerneslag . Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.  s 26- 27
  • Becker, Frank (2014). Memory Deficits After Acquired Brain Injury – Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity.
  • Becker, Frank (2014). Nevrorehabilitering – hvilke metoder virker?.
  • Becker, Frank (2014). Sissel hadde gått tur med hunden - da hun kom hjem klarte hun ikke å løfte beinet . Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.  s 12- 13
  • Becker, Frank (2014). Sommertips: ikke få hjerneslag nå . Dagbladet.  ISSN 0805-3766.
  • Becker, Frank (2014). Veien videre for en kunnskapsbasert hjerneskaderehabilitering.
  • Becker, Frank & Stanghelle, Johan K (2014). Rehabilitering av voksne, I:  Nevrologi og nevrokirurgi fra barn til voksen, 6.utgave.  Forlaget Vett & Viten AS.  ISBN 978-82-412-0709-9.  40.  s 621 - 627
  • Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Olafsen, Kjell; Andelic, Nada; Røe, Cecilie; Andersson, Stein; Schanke, Anne-Kristine; Becker, Frank; Schnakers, Caroline & Løvstad, Marianne (2014). Repeated sub-acute Event-Related Potentials as predictor of long-term outcome - presentation of a study design and single case data.
  • Kirmess, Melanie; Nordli, Heidi & Becker, Frank (2014). ”Kan man være for god for deltakelse på CIST?” – Erfaringer fra Sunnaas intensive afasitilbud (SunCIST) for godt fungerende afasirammede.
  • Becker, Frank (2013, 19. februar). Avviser omfordeling av slagmidler . [Internett].  DagensMedisin.no.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Et slagprosjekt i Østfold – klinisk utvikling, forskning og innovasjon.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Faller mellom to stoler . Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Becker, Frank (2013, 14. desember). Helt super.  VG helg.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Hjernens plastisitet.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Hjernens plastisitet og endringsmuligheter.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Hjerneskadeforskning ved Sunnaas sykehus.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Hvordan kan ny kunnskap om hjernens plastisitet forbedre rehabiliteringen av hjerneskader?.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Lærerikt, men gjentakende, om dysleksi . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  133(21), s 2282
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Nasjonal behandlingstjeneste for rehabilitering ved locked-in syndrom .
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Om hjernen etter skaden.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Plastisitet – hvordan kan hjernen komme seg etter et slag?.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Plastisitet: hvordan påvirke endringer i hjernen etter skade.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Rehabilitering ved hjernesvulst.
  • Becker, Frank (2013). Visjoner for Nordisk nettverk i nevrorehabilitering – innspill fra Sunnaas sykehus (Norge).
  • Erlenkamp, Sonja & Becker, Frank (2013). A new approach to the use of gestures in aphasia rehabilitation: stimulating spontaneous gesturing and body language.
  • Hansen, Silje Merethe; Bønes, Erlend; Becker, Frank & Kirmess, Melanie (2013). ”Face to face, just with a camera” – exploring videoconference-based telerehabilitation for aphasia.
  • Hansen, Silje Merethe; Bønes, Erlend; Becker, Frank & Kirmess, Melanie (2013). Språktrening rett hjem .
  • Kirmess, Melanie & Becker, Frank (2013). From Word Level Training to Social Conversation – Experience from an Intensive Group Program for Persons with Mild to Moderate Aphasia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.  ISSN 1877-0428.  94, s 267- 268
  • Kirmess, Melanie & Becker, Frank (2013). From word level training to social communication – Experience from an intensive group program for persons with mild to moderate aphasia.
  • Kirmess, Melanie & Becker, Frank (2013). Intensive afasigrupper på Sunnaas: SunCIST-programmet. Afasiposten.  ISSN 0803-2467.  24(3), s 13- 17
  • Kirmess, Melanie; Nordli, Heidi & Becker, Frank (2013). "Now we are talking togheter..." Experience from an intensive aphasia group with focus on complex sentence production.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Buschnik, Tamara; Panchencko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Banura, Samir; Khamis, E; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant & Xie, Li (2013). A nine-institution (seven countries)-multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Buschnik, Tamara; Panchencko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Banura, Samir; Khamis, E; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant & Xie, Li (2013). A nine-institution (seven countries)-multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Buschnik, Tamara; Panchencko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Banura, Samir; Khamis, E; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant & Xie, Li (2013). A nine-institution (seven countries)-multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation.
  • Langhammer, Birgitta; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällström, Susanne; Zhang, Tong; Du, Xiaoxia; Becker, Frank; Buschnik, Tamara; Panchencko, Maria; Keren, Ofer; Banura, Samir; Khamis, E; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa; Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant & Xie, Li (2013). A nine-institution (seven countries)- multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation.
  • Langhammer, Birgitte; Stanghelle, Johan K; Sällstrøm, Susanne; Becker, Frank; Zhang, T; Bushnik, Tamara; Panchenko, M; Keren, O; Banura, S; Khamis, E; Lundgren-Nilsson, Åsa & Xie, L (2013). A nine-institution multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation: The Sunnaas International Network´s stroke study.
  • Stanghelle, Johan K & Becker, Frank (2013). Boikott av faglig samarbeid med Kina - og andre land? . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.
  • Becker, Frank (2012, 25. desember). - Jeg hørte det knase da hodet traff isen . [Internett].  aftenposten.no.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). A presentation of stroke rehabilitation services at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and of SunCIST, an interdisciplinary language training program for aphasia.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Etiske utfordringer vedr. bruk av nye medier i helsesammenheng.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Flerfaglig om språk og hjernen . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  132(4), s 450 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.11.1435
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Hjernen endrer seg – plastisitet gir muligheter for rehabilitering!.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Hjernens plastisitet – muligheter for rehabilitering.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Ideologiene bak byråkratiet. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 17
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Kun talespråk eller også tegnspråk? . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  132(2), s 136 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.11.1325
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Rehabilitering ved hjernesvulst.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Rehabilitering ved hjernesvulst – utfall, tiltak og effekt.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Rehabiliteringstilbud ved Sunnaas sykehus.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Spinalenheter og andre enheter . Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  132(18), s 2036 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.12.0992
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Tweeting with TBI - aspects of new media use in relation to brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Becker, Frank (2012). Tweeting with TBI-aspects of new media use in relation to brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Injury.  ISSN 0269-9052.  26(4-5), s 658- 659
  • Becker, Frank & Falch, Kjersti (2012). Rehabilitering ved locked-in syndrom.
  • Becker, Frank & Hauger, Solveig Lægreid (2012). Bevissthetsforstyrrelser og vurdering av bevissthetstilstand.
  • Becker, Frank; Kirmess, Melanie; Günther, Live & Hvistendahl, Anne Kathrine (2012). Intensive aphasia therapy – first results of the Sunnaas Constraint induced Language Therapy program. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  ISSN 1545-9683.  26(4), s 405 . doi: 10.1177/1545968312447071
  • Becker, Frank & Sørli, Hilde (2012). Afasi og videokonferanse - Telemedisinsk vurdering av egnethet for deltakelse i intensiv språktreningsprogram.
  • Dahl, Stine Susanne Haakonsen; Eriksen, Ida McAdam; Storløs, Beate; Becker, Frank & Langhammer, Birgitta (2012). An interdisciplinary intervention of prolonged ankle stretch in patients with severe traumatic brain injury - a pilot study. Brain Injury.  ISSN 0269-9052.  26(4-5), s 552- 553
  • Dahl, Stine Susanne; Eriksen, Ida McAdam; Storløs, Beate; Becker, Frank & Langhammer, Birgitta (2012). An interdisciplinary intervention of prolonged ankle stretch in patients with severe traumatic brain injury – a pilot study.
  • Dahl, Stine Susanne; Eriksen, Ida McAdam; Storløs, Beate; Becker, Frank & Langhammer, Birgitta (2012). An interdisciplinary intervention of prolonged ankle stretch in patients with severe traumatic brain injury – a pilot study. Brain Injury.  ISSN 0269-9052.  26(4-5), s 552- 553
  • Dahl, Stine Susanne; McAdam, Ida; Storløs, Beate; Becker, Frank & Langhammer, Birgitta (2012). An interdisciplinary intervention of prolonged ankle stretch in patients with severe traumatic brain injury- a pilot study.
  • Hauger, Solveig Lægreid; Løvstad, Marianne; Becker, Frank; Schanke, Anne-Kristine & Schnakers, Caroline (2012). Event Related Potentials (ERP) indicators of cognitive processing in one vegetative and one minimally conscious patient - a pilot study.

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Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:53 PM - Last modified July 26, 2016 3:18 PM

Projects

  • Aphasia telerehabilitation early post stroke
  • Computer based cognitive training after acquired brain injury: effects on cognitive function and mechanisms of neural plasticity
  • Effect of early rehabilitation in patients with subarachnoidal hemorrhage
  • Energy expenditure in persons with incomplete spinal cord injury
  • Eye-tracking in stroke rehabilitation
  • Long-term outcome of aphasia after stroke
  • The SiN Stroke Study – A nine-institution (seven countries)-multi-center study on specialized stroke rehabilitation
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • VIRTUES – Virtual Reality Training for Upper Extremity after Stroke

Research groups