Module Description

This module provides SLP’s with information specific to cognitive-communication challenges and related interventions for return to work. The course is designed to help SLP’s advocate for the critical role that communication plays in successful work re-integration and the role SLP’s can play in planning for and supporting workplace communications and related cognitive skills.

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    CCCABI Module 10: Return to Work

    • 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. Summarize the implications of cognitive-communication deficits in the workplace and predict difficulties an individual may face when returning to work after ABI. 
  2. Design evidence-based, standardized, and contextual cognitive-communication assessments to predict challenges, demands, and need for strategies and supports in the workplace. 
  3. Formulate individualized cognitive-communication work readiness or vocational re-integration plans with tailored strategies, accommodations, collaborations and education.

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 .15 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Area

Time Ordered Agenda 

Topic Area 

Time Allotted 

Video Presentation 

1. ABI & Return to Work 

8 mins 

2. Cognitive-Communication & Work 

10 mins

3. Vocational Intervention- General 

 5 mins 

4. SLP role & Assessment for Work 

35 mins 

5. SLP Intervention for Return to Work & Productive Activity 

38 mins

6. Clinical Illustrations 


Total Video Presentation 

 96 minutes 

Additional Instructional Materials 

1. Clinician’s Self-Evaluation Checklist 

Download & review at your convenience 

2. Cognitive-Communication Demands for Work Checklist 

Download & review at your convenience

3.  Extensive Reference List 

Download & review at your convenience

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For Frequently Asked Questions, please see the FAQ page.