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Course Description

Of children who experience brain injury between 5 – 15 years of age, less than 40% return for follow-up visits in first year post-injury. In this talk, we will discuss the perceived and real barriers to service access for this population and highlight current evidence supporting a variety of intervention techniques aimed at maximizing cognitive […]
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PediatricSLPPediatric Brain Injury

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. There she runs the Cognitive Communication Brain Lab. 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 serves in various capacities for professional organizations such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine, 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 relevant literature supporting the type and frequency of services accessed by pediatric populations with acquired brain injury.
  2. Evaluate facilitators and barriers to services for children with acquired brain injury in clinical practice.
  3. Develop therapeutic techniques and strategies to enhance cognition and communication for children with acquired brain injury.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction to pediatric acquired brain injury; discussion of common outcomes and challenges
  • 0:10 - Current service provision trends following pediatric acquired brain injury; facilitators and barriers to service access
  • 0:20 - Enhancing service access and making small changes with big impact
  • 0:30 - Recommended assessment and treatment practices for speech-language pathologists working with this population
  • 0:45 - Case study highlighting implementation of best practices
  • 0:50 - 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

Speech-language pathologists who are providing therapy for pediatric patients who have survived traumatic brain injuries.

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 October 29, 2025.

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.
  • Presenter has grants associated with the University of Arizona.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • Presenter discusses a case study: Alexis Verzal.
  • Presenter is a member of: American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine; Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; National Institute of Health.

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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