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Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 18–30, 2020 | Online Conference

Live Chat Schedule

With online conferences you get the convenience of at-home learning combined with real-time access to speakers. Add these dates and times to your schedule!

All times listed are Eastern time.

For this online conference, you may earn CE credit for reading the transcript of a live chat if you are unable to attend. We encourage participants to attend live if at all possible, but if you have a schedule conflict, please post a question on the discussion board and then read the chat transcript before the last day of the conference. You may claim credit whether your question is addressed or not.

Monday, March 23, 2020
11 a.m. – noon ET Erick Gallun, PhD
Topic: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Can Damage the Systems of Hearing and Balance
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Jennifer P. Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Topic: Assessment of Cognition & Communication After Pediatric TBI
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Be the Change: A Call for SLP Innovation in TBI Practice
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11 a.m. – noon ET U.S. Army Sgt. First Class (Retired) Victor Medina, MRC, CRC, and Roxana Delgado, PhD
Topic: Veterans With TBI: Engaging the Health Care Community to Improve Outcomes
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Assessment Techniques for Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Peter Meulenbroek, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Return-to-Work Solutions for Individuals With TBI
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET Mary R. T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: College Students With TBI: Cognitive Coaching That Promotes Self-Regulation
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
Topic: Functional Treatment Approaches: Beyond Workbooks   
Thursday, March 26, 2020
11 a.m. – noon ET Ann Glang, PhD, and Melissa McCart, EdD
Topic: Return to School Following TBI: Promoting Success in the Classroom
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET Kathryn Hardin, PhD, CCC-SLP, CBIST
Topic: Navigating the SLPs Role in Concussion Management
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Catherine A. Shonley, MA, CCC-SLP
Topic: Dysphagia and Respiratory Concerns Following TBI 
Friday, March 27, 2020
11 a.m. – noon ET Kelly Petska, PhD
Topic: Life After TBI: Coping With PTSD, Ambiguous Loss, and Mental Health Symptoms
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Michelle Ranae Wild, MA
Topic: Executive Function and Self-Regulation After TBI: Apps for Daily Life
"I really liked that I could chat with the presenters after I watched the lecture. This is something you might not even be able to do at [in-person] conferences."
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant
"The chats are wonderful!! You not only get to have your questions answered but you get to see others' questions and follow their line of thinking!"
Past ASHA Professional Development online conference participant


  • Chats are live, text-based (no audio), and last for 1 hour.
  • Chat times are preset; clear your schedule now so you can participate in each one.
  • Listen to the lecture before participating.
  • Have your questions ready so you can get the answers you need!

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