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Emotional, Social & Behavioral Implications of TBI

April 18th
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
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Elizabeth Cisneros, PhD, QME is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in brain injury.  

Dr. Cisneros will discuss how frontal lobe damage is the hallmark of TBI. She will review the functions associated with the frontal lobe, and how these are related to behavioral and emotional control and personality change. She will share with us the issues related to the frequency of depression, anxiety, impulse control, substance use post-TBI, and how TBI is often related to significant difficulties within relationships.

Learning Objectives:                              Level of instruction:  Intermediate

1. Recognize how frontal lobe damage is the hallmark of TBI.

2. Describe the functions associated with the frontal lobe, and how these are related to behavioral and emotional control and personality changes.

3. Identify issues related to the frequency of depression, anxiety, impulse control, and substance use post-TBI.

4. Recognize how TBI is often related to significant difficulties within relationships.

Sutter Roseville Medical Center

1 Medical Plaza Dr.

Roseville, CA  95661

3 CE's to be Offered 

8:30 am - 11:45 am

Free with paid membership

Continental breakfast will be provided 




Becoming an SLP Superhero - Tips and Tricks to Make You Invincible During Cognitive Rehab post-TBI

May 2nd
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
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Dr. Jessica Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona where she runs the Cognitive Communication Brain Lab. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and both her M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She currently serves on the Executive Board for the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona and chairs national committees for both the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is also a member of the mild traumatic brain injury task force for the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medicine and serves in various capacities for other professional and service-based organizations. Her research, teaching, and clinical interests focus on developing ecologically-valid assessments; creating Return-to-Learn practices; evaluating augmentative supports and strategies; and examining visual and cognitive abilities to improve functional outcomes for individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and brain tumors. Her research is currently funded through the National Institute of Health and internally through the University of Arizona. 

Brief Course Description:  During this course, we will cover relevant background information related to cognitive deficits following mild-moderate traumatic brain injury and the role of the SLP in care for these individuals. We will also discuss practical tips for maximizing assessment of cognitive deficits across a variety of settings and practice creating person-centered treatment plans that fully triangulate current best practices, clinical experience, and patient goals/needs. Case studies and hands-on learning opportunities will be incorporated throughout. 

Following completion of this presentation you will be able to:

• Discuss the role of the SLP in cognitive therapy

• Recognize primary cognitive deficits following mild-moderate TBI

• Implement innovative techniques for assessing cognition in individuals with TBI

• Create patient-centered cognitive therapy for individuals with



Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

2801 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach, CA  90804

Continental Breakfast and lunch provided

8:30am - 3:30pm

6 CEs Offered - Additional fee required for members





Phonomotor Therapy for Aphasia: A Practical Introduction

August 1st
Sharp Health Plan
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JoAnn Silkes completed her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University and her M.S. in Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After a clinical career in medical speech-language pathology, she completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington. She is now an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University, where she is the director of the Cognition and Language in Aphasia Laboratory. Her research focuses on understanding how implicit language processing breaks down in aphasia and developing aphasia treatment methods based on that understanding.

Course description:

Phonomotor Therapy is designed to build phonological sequence knowledge in people with aphasia. Based on the idea that phonological processing is fundamental to all language use, this approach has been shown to lead to improvements in word retrieval and to generalize across language domains and levels for many people with aphasia. This course will introduce the theoretical motivations, purposes, and fundamental elements of Phonomotor Therapy, as well as provide practical training in its use.

Course objectives:

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

1) Explain the theoretical foundations of treating phonological processing in aphasia, and why treating at this level can be expected to yield improvements across other levels of language processing.

2) Describe the fundamental elements of Phonomotor Therapy, including Socratic questioning and multi-modal integration.

3) Implement Phonomotor Therapy across a variety of tasks and levels of difficulty.

4) Discuss possible solutions to practical considerations of implementing Phonomotor Therapy in a standard clinical setting.

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Sharp Health Plan

8520 Tech Way

San Diego, CA  92123

3 CE's Offered 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Continental Breakfast served

Free with current paid membership





Speaker & Topic to be Determined

August 22nd
Eden Medical Center
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Eden Medical Center

20103 Lake Chabot Rd.

Castro Valley, CA  94546

3 CE's Offered 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Continental Breakfast served

Free with current paid membership



 




Medical Speech-Language Pathology Council of California
21660 East Copley Dr., Suite #300
Diamond Bar, CA  91765

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