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Implementing contextualized assessment and intervention approaches for the inpatient rehabilitation of adults with cognitive-communication impairments post-TBI


Communication Competence is the Goal.
Context is the key.

Project Lead: Carol Di Salle

Project Purpose: The target outcome of the project was to implement contextualized assessment and intervention approaches for the inpatient rehabilitation of adults with cognitive-communication impairments post-TBI, while simultaneously avoiding over-reliance on standardized tests.

About the project

The project lead conducted a thorough literature review to compare ONF’s Clinical Practice Guideline to other key documents guiding speech-language pathology practice for adults with cognitive communication disorders post-TBI. SLP’s were cautioned against the over-reliance on standardized tests and trained using how-to examples of contextualized interventions. The pre-implementation audit of SLP practices served as a baseline measuring tool to compare against the post-implementation results.

This transition away from standardized tests towards contextualized interventions provided patients the opportunity to rehearse their communication skills in situations appropriate to the context in which the patient with TBI lives, work, studies, or socializes.

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