Ep. 86 - The Role of SLPs in Concussion Management - Jenny Traver

August 1, 2023

In this episode, certified brain injury specialist, Jenny Traver, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, joins the show to discuss concussion management. We discuss what a concussion is, assessments, certified brain injury specialists, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (2:45) Jenny’s Professional Background
  • (12:08) What is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • (24:52) What is a Concussion
  • (28:00) Are Concussions Hard to Diagnose?
  • (32:50) Most Common Ages for Concussions
  • (38:00) Symptom Self-Reporting By Kids
  • (40:28) Assessment Process for New Patients
  • (50:40) Should Concussion Patients Limit Screen Time?
  • (55:28) Resources


Jenny Traver, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist and certified brain injury specialist who owns a private practice, Cognitive SLP, in Boston, MA. She specializes in virtual cognitive therapy and executive function coaching for children and adults. Jenny uses a holistic and person-centered approach by combining traditional cognitive-linguistic therapy with metacognitive strategy instruction, mindfulness practices, and growth mindset coaching to improve the client’s well-being and quality of life. Jenny has clinical experience working in inpatient rehab and outpatient clinical settings and teaches graduate students at Emerson College. In 2022, Jenny received the Distinguished Early Career Professional Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in recognition of her exceptional work in advocacy, leadership, and volunteering in the field of speech-language pathology. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education at the University of Notre Dame and received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions.




About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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