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I’m Jessica! Pediatric turned adult-rehab speech-language pathologist. Avid knitter, nature seeker, tea drinkin', FEES swingin', introverted homebody. Captivated by all things speech, language and swallowing therapy. Thanks for visiting!

Cognitive-Communication Checklist For Acquired Brain Injury

Cognitive-Communication Checklist For Acquired Brain Injury

The Cognitive-Communication Checklist For Acquired Brain Injury (CCABI) is a tool developed to help detect communication difficulties after acquired brain injury.

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It was developed by Sheila MacDonald who has graciously allowed for the form to be accessed by health care professionals via her website.

I developed the Cognitive-Communication Checklist for Acquired Brain Injury CCCABI to help individuals with brain injuries access necessary rehabilitation services.

Communication impairments are common after brain injury with incidence rates higher than 75%. Most often these are cognitive-communication deficits that result from underlying cognitive or thinking difficulties (e.g. attention, memory, reasoning). After a brain injury, communication difficulties can be difficult to detect and describe. Many people find that others think they are “fine” because their speech sounds clear. The CCCABI is a referral tool designed to help identify communication difficulties after brain injury that require referral to a speech-language pathologist (speech therapist).

-Sheila MacDonald

Do you sometimes struggle to see the functional relationships between cognitive skills and communication? Consider adding this checklist to your therapy toolbox.

Thank you Sheila MacDonald for producing this valuable reference tool and providing it to speech-language pathologists free of charge.

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