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Childhood Brain Injury: Perspectives from Speech-Language Pathology on Serving Children with Mild to Severe Injuries (online)

October 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Jessica Salley Riccardi, Ph.D, CCC-SLP Assistant Professor- Communication Sciences and Disorders

About the seminar: Children from birth to 18 years old are of the highest risk age groups to experience a brain injury, with over 2.8 million children having experienced a brain injury in the United States. Despite a broad understanding of the chronic and complex nature of childhood brain injury, evidence-based practices are limited for rehabilitation and educational professionals. This seminar will address common long-term challenges associated with childhood brain injury within the scope of speech-language pathology, such as speech, language, and cognitive-communication/executive function skills. Groups at high risk for disparate negative consequences from childhood brain injury will be discussed, including justice-involved youth and children experiencing family violence. Interdisciplinary assessment and treatment strategies will be discussed, as well as opportunities for research.

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