SpeechPathology.comPhone: 800-242-5183


SLP Course Details

Course # 5294
TBI: An Update on Assessment and Treatment

Unlimited CEUs - Only $99/yr Buy Now

This course is mobile compatible.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will provide an update on the current recommendations for the rehabilitation of cognitive-communication disorders that are a result of traumatic brain injury. The course will most specifically focus on assessment and treatment for young adults and adults that have experienced a moderate-severe TBI.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on February 24, 2012


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list recommended current assessment batteries for use with young adults/adults with cognitive-communication deficits after TBI.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe current recommendations for interventions from both the bottom-up (body function) and top-down (participation) level for use with young adults/adults with cognitive-communication deficits after TBI.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list resources that can be used in clinical practice that will support their evidenced-based decision-making for use with young adults/adults with cognitive-communication deficits after TBI.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and Overview
15-45 Minutes Evidenced-based recommendations for assessment & treatment
45-55 Minutes Case example
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(270 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 95 most recent comments out of 270 reviews

Review by: Heather on September 30, 2015
Great review of how information in the field of TBI has changed since 2006 and the current guidelines for care. Helpful information on appropriate tests and treatment options, as well as factors to take into account that may impact pt's performance (level of caregiver stress, pt's pain level, pt's ideas about rehab, etc.).
Review by: Emily on September 29, 2015
I did not learn much NEW information
Review by: Member on September 22, 2015
Interesting topic
Review by: Christy on September 16, 2015
I can apply this info to my clients.
Review by: Kaye on September 11, 2015
helpful examples given, discussion for what was appropriate for specific stages of recovery
Review by: Member on August 31, 2015
The course gave a good overview of relevant evidenced-based practice information. Since it was made in 2012, I already knew some of the information, but still a good review.
Review by: Member on August 16, 2015
Logical and concise presentation of material. Presenter was passionate about the subject matter.
Review by: Nancy on July 2, 2015
Great content and explanations
Review by: Sylvester on June 24, 2015
I don't do a lot of work with TBI so this was a good overview of current practices.
Review by: Sydney on June 3, 2015
This was a fabulous course for TBI. Lots of great info with research to support. TONS of excllent resources provided. Highly recommend for anyone treating TBI.
Review by: Diane on May 13, 2015
Useful update on results of research that can be applied to evidence based treatment
Review by: Shari on April 17, 2015
I appreciated the specific recommendations for assessment.
Review by: Krista on April 16, 2015
Organized and current
Review by: Amy on March 24, 2015
References and speaker knowledge
Review by: Amanda on February 11, 2015
Slides lacked detail.
Review by: Jeridy on January 20, 2015
presenter and content
Review by: Jocelyn on December 31, 2014
Review by: Paige on December 28, 2014
Provided helpful information about a topic for which there is little information.
Review by: Charisse on December 17, 2014
Sometimes hard to follow.
Review by: Katy on December 12, 2014
Presented relevant information for a population I am trying to learn more about.
Review by: Yvonne on November 13, 2014
clear and concise presentation
Review by: Carey on November 10, 2014
Good review of older literature and compared to some new. Supported need for greater research dollars needed for TBI research.
Review by: Francine on July 23, 2014
I currently do a lot of these evaluation strategies, so it was good to see I'm on the right track with the latest research.
Review by: Adriana on June 2, 2014
Practical and useful information that I can apply,Thank you
Review by: Katya on April 6, 2014
References to materials, test instruments, and presentation of best practice guidelines.
Review by: Victoria on January 3, 2014
Current best practice treatment, i worked on the Trauma Team for 6 years and its interesting to see area of improvements. trauma Team was not a money maker , but a community need, so the guest speaker is correct, more research is needed for effective intervention , but grant money is unfortunately limited! I particularly loved all of the reference information and test battery information! Thank you for wonderful update of where we are now.
Review by: Beatrice on December 29, 2013
the presenter. clear, articulate presentation. well organized presentation of info
Review by: Alexandra on December 27, 2013
It was clear and concise and exactly what was outlined in the course description
Review by: Kathryn on December 12, 2013
Clear and concise presentation with good handouts to support course content
Review by: Anita on December 6, 2013
Good concise information with practical applications.
Review by: Maryann on December 3, 2013
The speaker presented a lot of very up to date information. I think some of the terms and names of organizations could have been explained more for those of us who were not as familiar with them.
Review by: Abigail on December 2, 2013
The content is timely, relevant, and straight-forward
Review by: Miranda on November 5, 2013
Review by: Ellen on October 26, 2013
Good update on TBI treatment
Review by: Amanda C on September 17, 2013
A little slow and hard to follow at times.
Review by: Christie on August 4, 2013
Specific references and updated evidence
Review by: Jennifer on July 21, 2013
She presented the research clearly but without too much detail. She remembered to connect the research to clinical practice
Review by: Sarah on June 11, 2013
Course was well-organized and presented the current issues and concerns clearly. It made me want to go out and do research, or at least to make sure I'm sticking to an evidence-based protocol in my therapy.
Review by: Ann on April 3, 2013
Excellent presentation. Well organized and pertinent.
Review by: Julia on March 25, 2013
Organized. Provided information/resources.
Review by: Diedre on March 17, 2013
Up to date materials and research.
Review by: Carol on February 16, 2013
Well organized clear presentation. References to useful resources.
Review by: Vidalia on January 21, 2013
Examination of research and current applicability
Review by: Kathryn on November 11, 2012
good review of status of research and evidence based practice guidelines; resources
Review by: Kristina on October 31, 2012
Lots of information about evidence based practice. Up to date information.
Review by: julie on October 30, 2012
good info for useful resources for tbi populations
Review by: Adrienne on October 25, 2012
The course meets the content as proposed and is all good EBP material.
Review by: Janet on October 5, 2012
Information was clear
Review by: Darla on September 29, 2012
This was an informative presentation for those who are not working daily with the TBI population. Thank you for the extra details!
Review by: peggy on September 17, 2012
The discussion of practice standards and options
Review by: Paula on August 22, 2012
good to hear updated info re;strategies that can work for patients. The bspeaker was easy to listen to, and was competent in the field of study.
Review by: Jeffrey on August 16, 2012
She was knowledgeable.
Review by: Sharon on August 5, 2012
The presenter seemed to very knowledgeable about the topic.
Review by: Christine D on July 30, 2012
updated research/content
Review by: Heather on July 29, 2012
Review by: Jeffrey on July 23, 2012
Great research base and practical application.
Review by: Fabiane on July 22, 2012
The list of recommended resources looks like it will be very valuable.
Review by: Tracey on July 22, 2012
Nice updated information given for evidenced-based thearpy and evaluation as well as role of white brain matter connection breakdown and possible long term issues associated with their atrophy.
Review by: Lucy on July 18, 2012
Good organization, timely material
Review by: Dawn on July 15, 2012
Validation that TBI should be viewed as a chronic disease process warranting ongoing intervention and funding.
Review by: Stephanie on July 14, 2012
Excellent presenter
Review by: Laurel on June 29, 2012
pertinence to clinical activities. Information about USER FRIENDLY resources
Review by: Mary Lou on June 26, 2012
practical information about tests, practice guidelines, info on other sites,references
Review by: susannah on June 22, 2012
Well organized and easy to follow
Review by: Jeanne on June 22, 2012
Well organized and easy to follow.
Review by: Gilberto on June 16, 2012
The examples were helpful in understanding the concepts.
Review by: Karen on June 11, 2012
Very interesting!
Review by: Amye on June 3, 2012
The wealth of information presented in such a brief period of time prompted my assignment of "excellent" to this course.
Review by: Amber on May 30, 2012
Presenter was knowledgeable
Review by: Dwight on May 25, 2012
Provided a good review of newer evidence based practices.
Review by: Denise on May 14, 2012
References provided
Review by: Pamela on May 9, 2012
The presenter has a great knowledge base and was very organized.
Review by: Bethany on May 9, 2012
Good base of knowledge-more practical examples would have been helpful.
Review by: Geraldine on May 7, 2012
The speaker was articulate and paced herself well. It was easy to listen to and absorb the information.
Review by: Mary on April 30, 2012
I appreciated Dr. Ciccia's through review and update on the latest research available in the field of TBI (assessment and treatment), esp. that she promotes a "top down" vs. "bottoms up" approach (that resonated with me and I see that as being such a practical approach/philosphy with this population). I rated this e-seminar "good" vs. "excellent" because the quality of several of the slides were less than optimal (the "ICG as a Framework" slide, which is integral to this presentation - I'm unable to read the printed words w/out a magnifiying glass) and unless it's an error on my part (which is altogether possible!), many of the slides that were visible on my computer screen during the e-seminar are not contained within the pdf file attachment that I printed out (?). Also, most of the other e-seminars I've taken had an additional handout attachment (the audio session was transcribed) in addition to the slides (Adobe format). But again, unless I'm mistaken, I didn't see that as an option with this course (it's always nice to have that written hadnout to refer to as a post-seminar resource, my long-term recall not being what it used to be....!).
Review by: Rachel on April 25, 2012
The presenter was very articulate and was able to clearly summarize a great deal of information. She also recommended some excellent resources for additional information. .
Review by: Angela on April 20, 2012
Review by: catherine on April 12, 2012
liked the individual nature of tx that is most effective idea, thats my idea and has always been a belief of mine.
Review by: Tsgoyna on April 12, 2012
excellent resources
Review by: Patricia on April 5, 2012
easy to follow
Review by: Valerie on April 5, 2012
The fact that the changes were categorized and summarized and resources were given.
Review by: Lynn on April 2, 2012
Review by: Pamela on March 28, 2012
It reflected the depth of knowledge and experience of the presenter. It was well-organized and thorough. It referred to a few (apparently) very practical resources. This is a complex area of our profession; I appreciated the clarity with which the information was presented.
Review by: Angela on March 28, 2012
Practical guidelines for treatment provided
Review by: Melissa on March 23, 2012
tbi approaches
Review by: Lori on March 10, 2012
The speaker was quite organized in her presentation of the content, which made it easy to follow. Her voice and manner of speaking were controlled and she did not give the impression of being flustered, rushed for time, distracted, etc.
Review by: Candace on March 10, 2012
Great information about resources and best practice standards.
Review by: drusilla on March 9, 2012
The presenter was well organized, easy to understand, provided excellent and numerous examples and definitions of concepts
Review by: Shari on March 6, 2012
The material was presented in a way that related to real life therapy. It showed the value of continuing to work with patients with TBI during the chronic phase
Review by: Brooke on March 4, 2012
The information presented was up to date and covered in a through manner
Review by: Cebu on March 1, 2012
Nice over view of TBI
Review by: Marjorie on February 29, 2012
I'm new to TBI and there was basic, fundamental EBP information that I can use tomorrow.
Review by: Kristin on February 28, 2012
Provided lots of information. Good overview.
Review by: Carole on February 27, 2012
Terrific research update, including solid references.
Review by: Jacqueline on February 27, 2012
She covered a broad range of information that was useful to know.

Course Information

This is a recording of a Live Webinar. To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.

Review Technical Requirements

Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.

Course Presenter

angela hein ciccia

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences Program, Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on access to care, assessment, and contextual factors that influence outcome in pediatric brain injury and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Clinically Dr. Ciccia sees patients with a variety of neurogenic communication disorders across the lifespan. 

Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

If you have any technical questions or problems related to this course,
please contact SpeechPathology.com toll free at 800-242-5183