NSSLHA Fall Conference 2021

Return to Learn and Beyond: The SLP's Guide to Student TBI and Concussion Management

Presented by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) at Baylor and the Baylor University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.

Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Intermediate Level - 0.6 ASHA CEUs

Financial- Andee's Army - Portions of the research presented here were supported by the Andee's Army Foundation.
Nonfinancial - Brain Injury Association of Georgia (ViceChair),
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (Board),
Brain Injury Association of America (Committee Member)

September 24, 2021
8:30am - 3:30pm CST

NSSLHA Fall 2021 Conference Brochure

In order to provide the safest possible environment for our attendees given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, our conference will be provided virtually.

About the Speaker

Katy O’Brien, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in the department of Communication Sciences and Special Education. She has clinical experience with learners with TBI across the spectrum of recovery, from intensive care  through outpatient rehabilitation and community reentry on college campuses. She is the Vice Chair of the Brain Injury Association of Georgia and is on the board of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. Dr. O'Brien serves on the Brain Injury Association of America committee, currently developing a concussion specialty certification program, and is part of a working group developing guidelines for speech-language pathologists for the management of cognitive and communication needs following concussion. Her research addresses cognitive rehabilitation, including return to learn following traumatic brain injury and concussion in secondary and post secondary settings, as well as knowledge translation for clinical management of concussion.


Session Information

Morning Session I: 8:30am - 9:45am
College, Concussion, and Brain Injury: Understanding the Needs for Successful Return to Learn
Break: 9:45am - 10:00am
Morning Session II: 10:00am - 11:45am
College, Concussion, and Brain Injury: Designing Intervention Approaches For Successful Return to Learn
Lunch: 11:45am - 12:15pm
Afternoon Session I: 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Gaps in care for Elementary Students with Concussion and Brain Injury
Break: 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Session II: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Management of Pediatric Concussion and the Speech-Language Pathologist: Challenges and Opportunities


For more information contact:

Dr. Carrie Drew, AuD., CCC-A
Clinical Faculty/Audiologist
Baylor University
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Phone: (254) 710-2568
Fax: (254) 710-2590