Course Webinar: Where We Fail Children with Acquired Brain Injury – And What to Do About It
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 and communicative outcomes for this population.
Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
Originally presented: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020
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.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: Speech-language pathologists who are providing therapy for pediatrics who have survived traumatic brain injuries.
ASHA content area: P—Professional: Information and techniques dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders; this content code is used by audiologists and SLPs directly in their work with clients.
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 session
1:00 - End presentation
Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)
Course pre-requisites: None.
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Summarize relevant literature supporting the type and frequency of services accessed by pediatric populations with acquired brain injury
- Evaluate facilitators and barriers to services for children with acquired brain injury in clinical practice
- Develop therapeutic techniques and strategies to enhance cognition and communication for children with acquired brain injury
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available on October 29, 2020.
- The course will be available for CEUs until October 29, 2025.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- 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
- 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
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.