Documenting Functional Change in Complex Communicative Environments

Speaker: Louise Keegan, PhD, CCC-SLP

Live Broadcast: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Central) 

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Recording Expires: December 31, 2019


Documenting progress towards goals can be difficult when working with in unpredictable, naturalistic settings with individuals who experience heterogeneous social communication and cognition difficulties.  This webinar outlines a group treatment program for those with chronic moderate-severe traumatic brain injury and introduces goal attainment scaling as an effective tool for documenting changes in functional communication.

Learner outcomes:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges associated with measuring functional outcomes of group treatment in contextualized settings.
  • Evaluate the benefits of goal attainment scaling in developing and assessing rehabilitation goals for social communication disorders.
  • Develop goal attainment scales that are ecologically valid and reliable.


Louise C. Keegan, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Moravian College.  Her primary research focuses on facilitating the communication of individuals with social communication and cognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury.  In addition to clinical research, Dr. Keegan also conducts research in the scholarship of teaching and learning as related to the areas of experiential and problem-based learning.  Dr. Keegan has numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented her work at many national and international conferences.


ANCDS Members: No charge!
Non-Members: $50

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Keegan has no relevant financial disclosures.

Non-Financial: Dr. Keegan has no relevant non-financial disclosures.


This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

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