Ep. 73: Building Communication Resilience when Connection is Broken with Sheila MacDonald

Building Resilience Podcast
Building Resilience Podcast
Ep. 73: Building Communication Resilience when Connection is Broken with Sheila MacDonald

I’m doing a series of episodes in May about communication. After last week’s episode about connection—I wanted to talk about what happens when that connection fails. And I’ve got just the person to help us explore that: Sheila MacDonald.

Sheila MacDonald is a speech-language pathologist who is passionate about communication and rebuilding competence in those who have experienced communication disability after brain injury. Her work includes the development of two standardized tests, the CCCABI referral tool, practice guidelines, research, and international collaboration.

Her acclaimed clinical short courses draw on years of experience in both hospitals and community practice where she now assists individuals with return to social, academic, and workplace communications. As a lifelong advocate, she is constantly seeking new ways to repair and celebrate connection.


Website: www.brainandcommunication.ca

Adapted Communication Strategies handout https://abinetwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MacDonald__Sheila.pdf

CCCABI Checklist (in a few languages) https://brainandcommunication.ca/cccabi/

Model of Cognitive-Communication Competence https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02699052.2017.1379613

CCCABI Course for SLP’s CCCABI Course https://courses.brainandcommunication.ca


John Walker’s book of poetry https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8244790-a-fragile-tree-has-roots

John Walker’s children’s book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4219287-in-other-words


Join me May 25th for this month’s Master Your Brain Masterclass: Master Your Communication.

In this Masterclass you will learn:

  • Why communication is so important
  • Why communication can be so hard
  • What the benefits are of improved communication
  • 10 ways to improve your communication NOW.

Click here to learn more!

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