This course will focus on the process of selecting and implementing augementative/alternative communication (AAC) supports that are functional and personally relevant for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Demonstration of various strategies for clinical use, depicted through case-study examples, will also be included.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify current barriers to AAC implementation for adults with TBI and describe how to evaluate available evidence to ameliorate these barriers.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify communication profiles of adults with TBI as they relate to AAC assessment, treatment, and use.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to implement methods for adequately assessing individuals with TBI for potential AAC use and perform device feature matching to inform personalized treatment protocols.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; TBI & AAC - Potential barriers to consider|
|10-25 Minutes||Assessing individuals with TBI|
|25-40 Minutes||Communication Profiles of Adults with TBI - Ranchos Levels & Patient Profiles|
|40-50 Minutes||Selecting & Trialing Appropriate Devices - Feature Matching|
|50-60 Minutes||Goal Setting Techniques|
|60-80 Minutes||Personalized Treatment Options; Designing Personalized AAC|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Jessica Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and both her MS and PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Brown runs the Cognitive Communication Brain Lab and her research, teaching, and clinical interests focus on developing ecologically-valid assessments, creating Return-to-Learn practices, evaluating augmentative supports and strategies, and examining visual and cognitive abilities to improve functional outcomes for individuals with traumatic brain injury, concussion, and stroke across the lifespan.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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