Education, Research Evidence & Resources

Sheila MacDonald offers a range of evidence-based research and resources for families of those with acquired brain injury.

Evidence for Cognitive-Communication Intervention

  • MacDonald, Sheila, (2017) Introducing the model of cognitive-communication competence: A model to guide evidence-based communication interventions after brain injury. Brain Injury 31 (13-14) 1760-1780.
  • MacDonald, S., & Wiseman-Hakes, C. (2010). Knowledge translation in ABI rehabilitation: A model for consolidating and applying the evidence for cognitive-communication interventions. Brain Injury : [BI], 24(3), 486–508

  • Ponsford, J., Bayley, M., Wiseman-Hakes, C., Togher, L., Velikonja, D., & McIntyre, A, Janzen, S., & Tate, R. (2014) INCOG Recommendations for management of cognition following traumatic brain injury, Part II: Attention and Information Processing Speed. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 29(4) 321-337.

  • Tate, R., Ponsford, J., Kennedy, M., Douglas, J.,Velikonja, D., & Bayley, M.& Stergiou-Kita M. (2014) INCOG Recommendations for management of cognition following traumatic brain injury, Part III: Executive Function and Self Awarness. Jounal of head trauma rehabilitation 29(4) 338-352.

  • Togher, L., Wiseman-Hakes, C., Douglas, J., Stergiou-Kita, M., Ponsford, J., Teasell, R., … Turkstra, L. S. (2014). INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part IV: Cognitive Communication. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 29(4), 353–68.

  • Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ONCDS)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Evidence-Based Review of Moderate to Severe Acquired Brain Injury (ABIEBR)

  • Speechbite

  • PsycBITE


Upcoming Presentations By Sheila MacDonald


 Talk  Date  Audience  Location

 Host Organization

Contact for Information

Cognitive-Communication Disorders Level 1 : Clinical Short Course for Speech-Language Pathologists

March 22-23, 2018

Speech-Language Pathologists

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Kyle Johansen at OSLA

To be Announced

May 2018 TBA


Kingston, Ontario Canada

Joy Beazley

Cognitive-Communication Disorders Course Level 1

June 21-22, 2018

Speech-Language Pathologists

Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Assessment of Cognitive-Communication Disorders after ABI:  Subtle, Complex, Debilitating, and Deserving of SLT Interventions and Community Supports.

3 hour Seminar at:

The Diverse and Complex Nature of Cognitive-Communication Disorders- an Academic and Clinical Symposium

September 20, 2018

Speech-Language Pathologists & Multidisciplinary

London, UK


Claire Farrington-Douglas


Nicholas Behn

Cognitive-Communication Disorders Course Level 2

October 25-26 2018

Speech-Language Pathologists

Toronto, Ontario Canada

 Kyle Johansen at OSLA

November 2018      More to come.


Sheila MacDonald and colleagues at a speech language pathology conference at the Alton Mill Ontario
Sheila MacDonald with colleagues at a speech language pathology conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Pictures: On left, Sheila MacDonald and colleagues gesturally remind themselves of the importance of the frontal lobes at Sheila’s Cognitive-Communication Disorders Level 1 Course, hosted by OSLA, at the Alton Mill, Ontario. On right, Sheila MacDonald and colleagues pose for a group photo at a conference in Toronto, Ontario.