Module Description

This module provides speech-language pathologists with foundations in acquired brain injuries, cognitive-communication disorders, and their impact in people’s lives. It reviews the role of SLP’s in cognitive-communication rehabilitation, brain behaviour relationships, assessment considerations, principles of neurorehabilitation, education, and collaboration, all guided by an evidence-based model of cognitive-communication intervention.

  • 1

    Overview of Cognitive-Communication Disorders (Start Here)

    • Welcome

    • Pre-Module Confidence Assessment

    • Pre-Module Quiz

    • Module Video

    • Module Materials Library

    • Post-Module Quiz

    • Post-Module Confidence Assessment

    • Module Evaluation

    • Module Evaluation Form

SLP’s/SLT’s who work with individuals with acquired brain injuries in all settings (acute to community) interested in cognitive and communication interventions. Focus is on adults and adolescents with some pediatric resources provided.

Sheila MacDonald M.Cl.Sc. SLP (C). For disclosure information, see the About CCCABI webpage.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of this module the participant will be able to: 

  1. Describe cognitive-communication disorders and the role of SLP’s in cognitive-communication interventions
  2. Use an evidence-based model of cognitive-communication competence to guide assessment. 
  3. Apply general intervention principles and select evidence to guide their ongoing clinical development.

Module Completion Requirements
To complete the module and receive a certificate the learner is required to complete the following: 100% of the module video, a pre-test, a post-test with 80% accuracy on 10 multiple-choice questions (may be taken multiple times), a pre-/post-confidence assessment with 3 confidence ratings, and a brief module evaluation. A clinician's self-evaluation checklist is also provided for your ongoing learning.

This program is offered for .25 ASHA CEUs, Introductory Level, Professional Area

Time Ordered Agenda 

Topic Area 

Time Allotted 

Video Presentation 

1. Overview of Cognitive-Communication Disorders after Acquired Brain Injury  


2. Model of Cognitive-Communication Competence


2. Impact of CCD on Daily Functioning


3. Individual Characteristics  


4. Brain-Behaviour Relationships


5. SLP Role Evidence, Guidelines


6. Collaboration & Family


7. Assessment & Treatment Considerations


8. Clinical Illustrations


Total Video Presentation

155 min 

Additional Instructional Materials 

Clinician’s Self-Evaluation Checklist

Download & review at your convenience

Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in ABI

Download & review at your convenience

Cognitive-Communication Disorders Brochure

Download & review at your convenience

Screening, Interview, Referral Checklists

Download & review at your convenience

Extensive Reference List

Download & review at your convenience

Registration and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To request access and register for Module 1 of the CCCABI Course, please complete this registration form. For Frequently Asked Questions, please see the FAQ page.