Module Description

This module provides SLP’s with evidence-based cognitive-communication assessment techniques to drive tailored treatment planning for individuals with acquired brain injury. It includes goal directed assessment, assessment considerations, critical analysis of assessment tools, and assessment measures for each domain of cognitive-communication functioning.

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    Module 3: Assessment for Mid to Late Stages (Confusion to Community)

    • 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 SLP participant will be able to: 

  1. Identify a set of evidence-based assessment considerations to guide their assessment planning. 
  2. Critically analyze a range of assessment measures (standardized/non-standardized; impairment/activity/participation, contextual) in order to plan an optimal assessment protocol for the clinical context in which they work. 
  3. Assess individuals with cognitive-communication deficits and make recommendations to support them in their return to functioning in work, school, social and community communications.

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 .20 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Area

Time Ordered Agenda 

Topic Area 

Time Allotted 

Video Presentation 

1. Assessment Considerations 

Evidence, assessment approaches, screening & identification, considerations to guide selection of assessment tools 

50 mins 

2. Assessment Methods 

Evidence-based standardized and non-standardized approaches, impairment/activity/participation, contextual assessment (tests, questionnaires, interviews, observations) for each cognitive-communication domain 

50 mins 

3. Goal Setting 

10 mins 

4. Outcome Measures  & Communication Partner Eval. 

10 mins 

5. Assessment Reporting 

 7 mins 

6. Clinical Illustrations 


Total Video Presentation 

127 minutes 

Additional Instructional Materials 

1. Clinician’s Self-Evaluation Checklist 

Download & review at your convenience 

2. Master List of Cognitive-Communication Assessment Measures

Download & review at your convenience

3. Acute Care Quick Checklist 

Download & review at your convenience

4. Assessment Questions by Level of Recovery 

Download &review at your convenience

5. Sample Assessment Batteries: Adult, Adolescent, Pediatric 

Download &review at your convenience

6. Assessment Guiding Questions 

Download & review at your convenience 

7. Assessment of Context 

Download & review at your convenience 

8. Extensive Reference List 

Download & review at your convenience

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