Module Description

This module provides SLP’s with a framework for understanding deficits in organization, reasoning, problem solving, and executive functions as well as tools for planning individualized evidence-based treatments.

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    CCCABI Module 8: Thinking, Reasoning, & Executive Functions

    • 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 evidence for organization, reasoning, problem solving, executive functions and metacognitive interventions. 
  2. Incorporate evidence-based active ingredients for intervention for organization, reasoning, problem solving, executive functions, and metacognitive approaches.

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. Thinking After ABI: Overview, Evidence, Principles 

9 mins

2. Organization
Considerations, Evidence, Treatment Strategies

20 mins 

3. Reasoning & Decision Making
Considerations, Evidence, Treatment Strategies

25 mins

4. Problem Solving
Considerations, Evidence, Treatment Strategies

20 mins 

5. Executive Functions & Metacognition 

25 mins 

6. Clinical Illustrations 


Total Video Presentation 

99 minutes 

Additional Instructional Materials 

1. Clinician’s Self-Evaluation Checklist 

Download & review at your convenience 

2. Reasoning Strategy 

Download & review at your convenience

3. Problem Solving Strategy 

Download & review at your convenience

4. Reasoning & Communication Checklist for Real World Observation 

Download & review at your convenience

5. Extensive Reference List 

Download & review at your convenience

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