2.8 Self-study resources

Resources include:

  • Study module handouts and overheads that are used in the face to face workshops
  • Recommended reading
  • References

Study module handouts and overheads

Powerpoint presentation Module 2: 1 slides (PPT 1.7 Meg)

Handouts Module 2: 5 pages (PDF 38k)

Toolkits A and B for practical tools and tips

Workers working with young people transitioning from children’s services to adult services will find useful information in Toolkit A The Next Step.

Workers wanting practical tips and strategies for people with TBI will find the strategies in Toolkit B Promoting Independence very useful.

Feedback on this module

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Take the TEST

Taking the TEST is a way of checking you have learnt the key concepts. It can also be a way of showing your organisation evidence that you have worked on the module.

The TEST includes 11questions on the module content. You will also be able to access sample answers once you have completed the test.

Recommended reading

Freund, J., Hayter, C., MacDonald, S., Neary, M. & Wiseman-Hankes, C. (1994). Cognitive-communication disorders following traumatic brain injury: A practical guide. Communication Skill Builders: Tuscon, Arizona.

Togher, L., McDonald, S., Code, C. & Grant, S. (2004). Training communication partners of people with traumatic brain injury: A randomised controlled trial. Aphasiology 18(4):313-335.

Books, videos and other resources at www.ABIStaffTraining.info

The ABI Staff Training site

The reference mateials on the ABI site


Body, R. & Parker, M. (2005). Topic repetitiveness after traumatic brain injury: an emergent, jointly managed behaviour. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. 19(5):379-92

Borgaro, S.R., Prigatano, G.P., Kwasnica, C., Alcott, S. & Cutter, N. (2004). Disturbances in affective communication following brain injury. Brain Injury. 18(1):33-9.

Dahlberg, C., Hawley, L., Morey, C., Newman, J., Cusick, C.P. & Harrison-Felix C. (2006). Social communication skills in persons with post-acute traumatic brain injury: three perspectives. Brain Injury 20(4):425-35.

Fager, S., Hux, K., Beukelman, D.R. & Karantounis, R. (2006). Augmentative and alternative communication use and acceptance by adults with traumatic brain injury. Aac: Augmentative & Alternative Communication 22(1):37-47.

Isaki, E. & Turkstra, L. (2000). Communication abilities and work re-entry following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 14(5):441-53.

Snow, P., Douglas, J. & Ponsford, J. (1998). Conversational discourse abilities following severe traumatic brain injury: a follow-up study. Brain Injury. 12(11):911-35.

Wang, Y.T., Kent, R.D., Duffy, J.R. & Thomas, J.E. (2005). Dysarthria in traumatic brain injury: a breath group and intonational analysis. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica. 57(2):59-89.

Wang, Y.T., Kent, R.D., Duffy, J.R. & Thomas, J.E. (2005). Dysarthria in traumatic brain injury: speaking rate and emphatic stress. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica. 57(2):231-260.