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Management of Cognitive Symptoms of Mild TBI (PD102354)

Course Description

Concussion – or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) – is a unique injury that is different from more severe brain injury, and addressing the associated cognitive deficits requires personalized, targeted interventions These articles discuss research and practical implications for the management of cognitive symptoms of mTBI, including defining the role of the SLP on interdisciplinary management teams, exploring specific assessment and treatment strategies, and emphasizing functional, personalized goals. The articles are from a 2021 American Journal of Speech-Language Pathologyforum “Interdisciplinary Management of Concussion or Mild TBI.” The articles provide evidence and strategies to increase clinician confidence and effectiveness when working with individuals with concussion or mTBI.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the different terms used for this type of injury and population across different settings
  • Describe the multi-scale and causal loop models of concussion and their applications to concussion rehabilitation
  • Summarize the perspectives of at least 3 members of an interdisciplinary concussion management team
  • Summarize areas of consensus and disagreement on clinical practices and the SLP’s role in mTBI assessment and treatment


The following articles are included in this course:

  • Knowledge and Skill Competencies for Speech-Language Pathology Management of Concussion, by McKay Moore Sohlberg and Pauline A. Mashima
  • Evolving Science to Inform Emerging Concussion Practices, by James C. Chesnutt
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Management of Postconcussion Cognitive Symptoms, by Pauline A. Mashima, Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Don MacLennan, McKay Moore Sohlberg, Lisa Y. Perla, and Blessen C. Eapen
  • The Implementation of a Personalized Dynamic Approach for the Management of Prolonged Concussion Symptoms, by Jim Wright and McKay Moore Sohlberg
  • Current Practices Among Speech-Language Pathologists for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Mixed-Methods Modified Delphi Approach, by Kathryn Y. Hardin, Christine Black, Kristine Caldbick, Megan Kelly, Alisha Malhotra, Courtney Tidd, Tina Vallentin, and Lyn S. Turkstra
  • Commentary on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Research Needs in the General Population, by Emi Isaki

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 6
ASHA CEU*: 0.6
Item #(s): PD102354
Available Through: December 10, 2026