Onsite Seminar at Texas Woman's University Dallas Campus - Social Communication in Adolescents and Adults with Acquired Brain Injury on 3-23-19 for 3 Professional Development Hours - 0.3 ASHA CEUs

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Course description


Social Communication in Adolescents and Adults with Acquired Brain Injury

Meeting Time and Location

This is a 3 hour on site course. It is not a webinar. 

March 23, 2019 (8:30 am to 12:15 pm)

Texas Woman’s University Dallas campus.  T. Boone Pickens’ Institute of Health Sciences. 5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. 


There is no charge for this seminar. It is being sponsored by The Texas Woman's University Stroke Center-Dallas.

Course Overview

Recent years have seen a proliferation of evidence-based guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation after acquired brain injury (ABI), including rehabilitation for social communication problems. The challenge is translating these guidelines into everyday intervention. In this talk, we will review current guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation of children and adults with ABI. We will begin with a brief review of common neuropsychological effects of ABI; and will discuss how these translate into communication. We then will discuss practical, evidence-informed intervention methods designed to maximize communication performance in everyday life.

Time-Ordered Agenda

  •  8:30 –  9:00 am   Registration & Coffee
  •  9:00 –  9:05 am   Introductions & Announcements
  •  9:05 –  9:45 am   Overview of neuropsychological impairments in ABI
  •  9:45 – 10:30 am  Intervention in acute care
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 – 12:05 pm Intervention in the chronic stage after ABI
  • 12:05 – 12:15 pm  Q/A and Completion of Course Evaluation Forms

Learner Outcomes

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • summarize current evidence of neuropsychological impairments in individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI), and evidence-based rehabilitation practices for this population;
  • critique their own therapy practice to determine if they are using appropriate instructional methods;
  • discuss a framework for intervention and apply this framework to clinical examples.

Continuing Education Units - CEUs

This program is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUʼs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office.

CEUs are based on attending the entire 3 hour course by signing the attendance forms and completing the self assessment, course evaluation and ASHA participant form (if applicable) immediately after the presentation ends. You may print your certificate after completion of the required forms. ASHA CEUs will be reported to ASHA within 45 days after the completion of the course.

Lyn S. Turkstra  Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, F-ASHA
Lyn S. Turkstra Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, F-ASHA

Dr. Lyn S. Turkstra is a Professor at McMaster University, Assistant Dean for Speech-Language Pathology, and faculty in the McMaster Neuroscience Graduate Program. Dr. Turkstra has published extensively on cognitive and communication function after TBI, and is co-author of the 2011 text, Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation, with Dr. McKay Sohlberg. Dr. Turkstra was a member of the INCOG practice guidelines committee for TBI rehabilitation, funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and Monash University, and is a consultant to the Veterans Health System and Department of Defense for clinical practice guidelines in mild TBI. She lectures nationally and internationally on development of evidence-informed models of cognitive rehabilitation for adolescents and adults with ABI in acute, sub-acute, and long-term care settings.


Financial: Dr. Turkstra is receiving an honorarium and travel expenses for presenting

Non-financial:  Dr. Turkstra is employed by McMaster University of Ontario Canada. She is co-author of the 2011 text, Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation, with Dr. McKay Sohlberg. 

She has no other relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Curriculum

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