Functional, Personally Relevant Goals for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury

Presented by Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course discusses goal setting protocols available to clinicians serving adults with acquired brain injury. Instruction will focus on a novel technique that promotes a systematic, collaborative goal setting process. We will highlight case studies and create plans for incorporating these procedures within current care.
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Meet Your Presenter

Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona where she runs the Cognitive Communication Brain Lab. Dr. Brown serves in various capacities for several professional organizations including the Arizona Brain Injury Alliance, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and the National Institute of Health. Her research, clinical, and teaching interests relate to assessment and treatment of functional cognitive and communicative outcomes for individuals with acquired neurological deficits. Dr. Brown's research is funded by the University of Arizona and the National Institute of Health.


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

Course Details

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Summarize common practices related to goal setting in neurorehabilitation.
  2. Apply a novel, goal-setting technique to enhance collaboration among clinicians and adult clients with cognitive and communicative challenges following brain injury.
  3. Formulate plans to implement collaborative goal setting procedures within current clinical practices.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction and background
  • 0:05 - Procedural options for setting goals in neurorehab and level of collaboration/inclusivity of patient perspectives within each
  • 0:20 - Proposed collaborative goal setting protocol and description of worksheet/documents
  • 0:35 - Case study #1
  • 0:40 - Case study #2
  • 0:45 - Summary and recommendations - tips on how to incorporate these procedures in your current practices across settings
  • 0:50 - Q/A session
  • 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

Rehabilitation clinicians who work with adults who have survived brain injuries.

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until April 28, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter receives a salary from the University of Arizona.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • The presenter serves as a member or in leadership roles for the following organizations: American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, American Speech Language Hearing Association, National Institute of Health, Arizona Brain Injury Alliance.

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.

Instructional Methodology

Lecture + case studies

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