Speaker Series 2014-2015

Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Self-Regulation After TBI: A Research-Clinical Connection

Presented by Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

April 2, 2015; 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Orton Center, University of Redlands

Mary Kennedy earned her MA degree from CSU-Fullerton and her Ph.D. from University of Washington. She recently joined the Communication Disorders and Sciences program at Chapman University, Organd, CA, after spending 16 years on faculty at University of Minnesota. Dr. Kennedy has many years of clinical and research experience with adults with acquired brain injury. She has 60+ publications and technical reports on topics related to communication disorders, executive dysfunction, metacognition, self regulation, and evidence-based practice. She has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, and served on the Institute of Medicine/Dept of Defense committee that reviewed cognitive rehabilitation (2011). She has co-chaired the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences, TBI practice guidelines committee since 2001. She is an ASHA Fellow. Recently, she co-chaired the inaugural TBI topics committee for the ASHA National Convention, 2014. Dr. Kennedy currently conducts clinical outcomes and intervention research with college students with brain injury using a dynamic coaching model.

Course Objectives:

1. Describe the relationship between executive functions and self-regulation.

2. Identify the commone executive function and self-regulation challenges faced by individuals with TBI.

3. Describe an approach for working with individuals with TBI that facilitates independent decision-making and self-awareness.

4. Identify person-centered outcomes that represent changes in decision-making and self-awareness.  



The event is open to the public, free of charge. ASHA CEUs (.3, intermediate level, professional area) are available for $50. To register for the event, please call 909-748-8061 or you may register by mailing a check made payable to University of Redlands. Mail check to University of Redlands, Truesdail Center, 1200 E Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373.

Completion certificates will be sent after the event. No partial CEU credits will be given.

Orton Center is located on the University of Redlands main campus.
For directions, please refer to the campus map or call 909-748-8061 or 909-793-2121.


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