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Mark J. Ashley, Sc.D., CCC-SLP, CCM

Mark Ashley is Co-Founder and President of Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), which provides postacute brain injury rehabilitation programs at facilities in Bakersfield, California, Encino, California, and Irving, Texas. In addition to his responsibilities with CNS, Dr. Ashley serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Institute of Rehabilitation and serves as its Executive Director.

Dr. Ashley received his Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and Doctor of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. In 1995, Dr. Ashley was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is currently an Adjunct Professor for the University's Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, specializing in brain injury and cognitive deficits. Dr. Ashley is a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist in California and Texas and is also a Certified Case Manager.


Ashley, M., Clark, M., Hall, M., Persel, C. and Lehr, R. (2005). Validation of a New Measure for Post-Acute Rehabilitation (commentary). International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 12(2), 63-71.

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, 2nd edition (2004). Mark J. Ashley (editor). CRC Press, New York.

Ashley, M. and Persel, C. (2003). Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Survey of Clinical Practice. The Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, 21(2), 20-27.

Ashley, M., Persel, C. and Clark, M. (2001). Validation of an Independent Living Scale for Post-Acute Rehabilitation Applications. Brain Injury, 15(5), 435-442.

Ashley, M. and Persel, C. (1999). Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Rates in Post-Acute Rehabilitation: Spontaneous Recovery or Treatment?. Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, 3(4), 15-21.

Ashley, M., Schultz, J., Bryan, V., Krych, D. and Hays, D. (1997). Justification of Postacute Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Using Net Present Value Techniques: A Case Study. Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, 1(5), 33-41.

Persel, C.S., Persel, C.H., Ashley, M.J. and Krych, D.K. (1997). The Use of Noncontingent Reinforcement and Contingent Restraint to Reduce Physical Aggression and Self-Injurious Behavior in a Traumatically Brain Injured Adult. Brain Injury, 11(10), 751-760.

Ashley, M.J., Persel, C.S., Clark, M.C. and Krych, D.K. (1997). Long-Term Follow-Up of Post-Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Statistical Analysis to Test for Stability and Predictability of Outcome. Brain Injury, 11(9), 677-690.

Ashley, M.J., Persel, C.S. and Krych, D.K. (1997). Long-Term Follow-Up of Postacute Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: An Assessment of Functional and Behavioral Measures of Daily Living. Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, 1(4), 40-47.

Little A.J., Templer D.I., Persel C.S. and Ashley M.J. (1996). Feasibility of the Neuropsychological Spectrum in Prediction of Outcome Following Head Injury. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52(4), 455-460.

Working With Behavior Disorders (1995). Ashley, M., Krych, D., Persel, C.S. and Persel, C.H. Communication Skill Builders, San Antonio.

Ashley, M.J., Persel, C.S., Lehr, R.P., Feldman, B. and Krych, D.K. (1994). Post-Acute Rehabilitation Outcome: Relationship to Case-Management Techniques and Strategy. Journal of Insurance Medicine, 26(3), 348-354.

Ashley, M.J., Persel, C.S. and Krych, D.K. (1993). Changes in Reimbursement Climate: Relationship Among Outcome, Cost and Payor Type in the Postacute Rehabilitation Environment. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 8(4), 30-47.

Ashley, M.J. and Krych, D.K. (1990). Considerations in the Purchase of Post-Acute Rehabilitative Services for the Head Injured. Journal of Insurance Medicine, 22(3), 230-234.

Ashley, M.J., Krych, D.K. and Lehr, R.P. (1990). Cost/Benefit Analysis for Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Traumatically Brain-Injured Adult. Journal of Insurance Medicine, 22(2), 156-161.

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