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    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

    Date: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

    Time: 4 pm pacific | 5 pm mountain | 6 pm central | 7 pm eastern

    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.

    Course accreditation:

    • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
    ASHA subject code: 1060

    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...

    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

    Webinar information:

    • 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 purchase as a recorded course until October 29, 2025.
    • Once you register, you will have 30 days to access and complete the course.
    • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

    Instructor disclosures:

    • Financial:
      • 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
    • Non-financial:
      • 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.
    • 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 signature from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course.

    Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

    Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

    Cancellation policy:

    For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

    For non- Access Pass subscribers: If a customer purchases a single pass to a course and the course is canceled, they will receive a 100% refund. If the course is rescheduled, they will not receive a refund, but will be provided with information via email and website announcement regarding the new date and time.

    All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

    Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
    In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

    View our full cancellation policy.