11th Annual Speech-Language Pathology Symposium

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Friday, May 15, 2020

This is now a LIVE WEBINAR event.

"But I can talk just fine"-- Maximizing the role of the speech-language pathologist in management of children, adolescents, and adults with mild traumatic brain injury

Featured Speaker: Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona


Learning Objectives:

  • Classify common deficits and evaluate typical recovery timelines following mild traumatic brain injury in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Develop appropriate assessment and symptom monitoring protocols for use with children, adolescents, and adults with mild traumatic brain injury
  • Construct functional, personally-relevant goals in collaboration with clients/patients with mild traumatic brain injury


8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00- 9:30 Overview of mTBI and its deficits
9:30- 10:30 Role of the SLP in mTBI
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Assessment Practices
12:00-12:50 Lunch
12:50-1:50 Treatment Practices
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-3:00 Special Populations and Case Examples
3:00-3:15 Q&A

Registration is now closed. For questions, please contact Lori Marra.

Registration policy: Each attendee must register separately. Payment must be made at the time of registration.

Abstract: Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have unique skill sets which can contribute greatly to the care of individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The purpose of this workshop is to discuss evidence-based assessment and treatment practices for cognitive and communicative disorders that SLPs can utilize as valued members of a multidisciplinary care team. We will utilize hands-on case studies to develop care plans for clients in early childhood settings, those returning to school, and those returning to work environments.

Speaker Bio: 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 M.S. and Ph.D. 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, stroke, and brain tumors.


Financial: Dr. Brown is a salaried Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. Some research presented in
this talk has been funded by the Dean's Education and Innovation Fund in the College of Science at the University of Arizona. As the presenter of this CE event, she is receiving a speaker fee as well as coverage for her travel costs to this venue.
Nonfinancial: Dr. Brown has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

ADA: Please contact us a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the program for accommodations.

ASHA: This program is offered for .50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). ASHA account number required for ASHA registry.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Speech Language Pathologists working with children and adults.

Cancellations: Paid registration fees will be refunded if you contact us within 72 hours prior to the conference date. The registrant will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after that time. Duquesne University's SLP Department reserves the right to cancel the course with due cause. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be given to enrolled participants within two weeks of scheduled conference.

For more information:
Call: 412-396-1584
Email: slpconference@duq.edu

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