The CCCABI course is a clinical short course, designed by Sheila MacDonald, that is specifically tailored to speech- language pathologists who serve individuals with acquired brain injuries.
This CCCABI Course integrates research evidence, clinical insights, and the lived experience of those with ABI and provides tools and resources to enhance clinical practice. Praised by both new and seasoned clinicians, sought after by employers, and acclaimed nationally and internationally, the CCCABI course is a “must attend” for speech-language pathologists working in ABI.
The CCCABI Course was initially offered as Cognitive-Communication Disorders Level 1 (CCD Level 1), then expanded to include Level 2 (CCD 2), and a Mild/Concussion course. Sheila MacDonald has designed and regularly updated the course based on feedback from participating colleagues.
The virtual CCCABI Level 1 is a 2-day course that includes 12 hours of professional development on the following topics:
Participants will be able to:
S-LPs in our community of practice will assist with the following:
|Module 1||Overview of Cognitive-Communication Disorders after ABI|
|Module 2||Early Intervention of Cognitive-Communication Disorders|
|Module 3||Assessment for Mid to Late Stages|
|Module 4||Treatment Overview Mid to Late Stages|
|Module 5||Comprehension & Information Processing Interventions|
|Module 6||Verbal Expression and Discourse Planning Interventions|
Thursday, October 26, 2023
|10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.||Welcome & Introductions|
|10:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Overview of Cognitive-Communication Disorders|
|11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Break|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:00 pm||Early Intervention for CCD|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Assessment for Mid to Late Stages|
|3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Break|
|3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Treatment Mid to Late Stages|
Friday October 27, 2023
|10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Treatment Mid to Late Stages|
|11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Break|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Comprehension & Information Processing Interventions|
|1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||Verbal Expression and Discourse Planning|
|3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Break|
|3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.||Contextual Treatments for Family, Community, Work, School Communication|
Case Studies & Break Out Groups
|4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Summary & Conclusions|
All participants must be:
Sheila MacDonald, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Sheila MacDonald is an internationally recognized presenter, and researcher who has developed standardized assessment measures (FAVRES, SFAVRES), a referral checklist (CCCABI), a guiding model of cognitive- communication competence, practice guidelines, and publications on evidence-based practice. Her courses draw on research evidence, insights from clinicians around the world, and the lived experiences of those with brain injuries and their families shared at bedside and kitchen tables in over 30 years of speech-language pathology clinical practice.
|Early Bird (October 12, 2023)||Regular|
Register five colleagues to attend the Cognitive-Communication Course for Acquired Brain Injury (CCCABI) – Level 1 virtual workshop and receive a 10% discount off the total cost of registration. To qualify for the discount, you must be from the same organization. Email Bev Cooper for details and to receive your promo code.