SpeechPathology.comPhone: 800-242-5183


SLP School Staffing Career Center

Training Clients with TBI to Self-monitor Behavior

Angela Hein Ciccia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

May 28, 2012


Question

Do you have specific suggestions for dealing with vague, tangential or verbose discourse with TBI? How can we train clients to self‑monitor this?

Answer

I think most of the work that has been done has actually used videotaping. Actually, we have seen quite a bit of success for individuals who have their own iPhone®s or iPad®s and can video tape themselves in real-time outside of treatment which allows us to look at carryover. 

The first step is actually having them self-identify the behavior outside of the moment that it's actually occurring.  Of course for some patients this requires quite a bit of prompting from you to get it started.  But once they are more consistent with identifying their own behaviors offline, in a video situation, then have them try and problem solve what strategy would work for them. Surprisingly, most patients can do this with some redirection. Then have them take that self-identified strategy and use it in real-time.

Angela Hein Ciccia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences Program, Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on the area of social information processing, or social cognition, in the school-age and adolescent TBI population. Clinically Dr. Ciccia sees patients with a variety of neurogenic communication disorders across the lifespan.

Related Courses

TBI 101: Basic Tools to Identify, Assess and Treat Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Presenter

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course: #7446 1.5 Hour

This course is included in your membership.

Only $99/yr

Join Now

Clinical Uses of the Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test

Presenter

Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Sc.D, CCC-SLP
Course: #332 1 Hour

This course is included in your membership.

Only $99/yr

Join Now

Deciphering Oral Stasis: Managing the Challenging Combination of Dementia and Dysphagia – Part II

Presenter

Michelle Tristani, M.S., CCC-SLP
Course: #6124 1 Hour

This course is included in your membership.

Only $99/yr

Join Now

Don't Just Do It...Get Reimbursed! Justify Your Dementia Services

Presenters

Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLPJennifer Loehr, M.A., CCC-SLP
Course: #6135 1 Hour

This course is included in your membership.

Only $99/yr

Join Now

Executive Function Treatment in Adults with TBI: Part 1

Presenter

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP
Course: #6161 1 Hour

This course is included in your membership.

Only $99/yr

Join Now