Resources for clinicians and families

A program designed to help people with traumatic brain injury and their family members, friends or carers have better conversations together.

About the program

TBIconneCT was based on the original TBI Express program but reduced in length and designed for clinicians to use with individual families. The program:

  • Consists of ten sessions that a person with TBI and one of their key communication partners is guided through by a speech pathologist.
  • Has been tested for delivery both in-person and via videoconferencing.
  • Involves setting goals for conversation, learning about good communication skills and practising skills together in real conversations.

Areas covered by the TBIconneCT program include:

  • How TBI affects communication
  • Roles in conversation
  • Effective speaking and listening skills
  • Working together well in conversations
  • Keeping conversations going
  • Asking positive questions.

A clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of TBIconneCT training was supported by a grant from icare NSW.

Resources for families

Resources for speech pathologists

Conversation videos

Order the TBIconneCT clinician manual

You can purchase the TBIconneCT clinical manual via the ASSBI website.

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