An Innovative Clinical Training Model for Students Using the Context of a Cognitive Communication Skills Group This article outlines an approach to student clinical education in the context of a group treatment model for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The authors provide background information on clinical training, communication difficulties, and group treatments commonly implemented for individuals with TBI. This is then followed by an overview ... Article
Article  |   May 15, 2018
An Innovative Clinical Training Model for Students Using the Context of a Cognitive Communication Skills Group
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Louise C. Keegan
    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
  • Leanne Togher
    The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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  • Financial: Louise C. Keegan has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Leanne Togher has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Louise C. Keegan has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Leanne Togher has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Louise C. Keegan has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Leanne Togher has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
Article Information
Professional Issues & Training / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Part 1
Article   |   May 15, 2018
An Innovative Clinical Training Model for Students Using the Context of a Cognitive Communication Skills Group
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2018, Vol. 3, 21-30. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG2.21
History: Received August 18, 2017 , Revised August 18, 2017 , Accepted April 3, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2018, Vol. 3, 21-30. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG2.21
History: Received August 18, 2017; Revised August 18, 2017; Accepted April 3, 2018

This article outlines an approach to student clinical education in the context of a group treatment model for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The authors provide background information on clinical training, communication difficulties, and group treatments commonly implemented for individuals with TBI. This is then followed by an overview of the philosophy of the unique approach to group treatment discussed in this article and examples of its practical application, including student perspectives of the process. This article is intended to provide an example of how we may best serve the populations of individuals with neurogenic communication disorders while also providing robust learning experiences for student clinicians.

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