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WEBINAR: Interim Alternative Placement for Youth and Young Adults with TBI

Lakeview Blog - 10 hours 24 min ago


BIAA Business of Brain Injury Webinar

Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific

Youth and young adults living with TBI often require interim alternative placement to address unsafe behaviors. Amanda Goza, Ph.D., Clinical Director, and Corinne Rocco, M.Ed., CAGS, Director of Education, Lakeview, will discuss Lakeview's philosophy of serving residents in the least restrictive environment possible and enhancing therapeutic interventions with positive behavioral supports. They will also discuss how 30, 60, and 90 day evaluation provides diagnostic clarification, complete appropriate assessment, stabilization of unsafe behaviors, and comprehensive discharge planning, as well as recommendations for longer term support and transportable interventions targeted for successful implementation in the discharge environment. Register by 5:00 p.m. (ET) April 22, 2014.

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Lakeview WI Director of Neuropsychology, Dr. Cindy Sorenson, Speaks on Veteran’s TBI

Lakeview Blog - 13 hours 12 min ago

The Lake – McHenry County Veterans and Family Services hosted a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Workshop for community service providers who are working with veterans who have sustained a brain injury and their families on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. Lakeview Wisconsin’s Dr. Cindy Sorenson, Clinical Director for the Lakeview Waterford, WI facility and Behavioral Health Clinics, presented on Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Assessment to over 100 participants. This veterans and brain injury event was sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Illinois and the Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) program.  IJF members provide services and programs to veterans and their families. Additional sessions at the workshop addressed military culture, IEDs, PTSD, TBI 101, Assessment of Brain Injury, Effective Communication Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals who have Sustained Brain Injury, and a Call to Action.  Lakeview proudly serves veterans with brain injury, PTSD and related conditions in rehabilitation, supported living, outpatient and long-term acute care hospital settings (LTAC), and has been a participant in the ‘Assisted Living for Veterans with TBI’ pilot project in WI and NH, as well as managing the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center – Charlottesville, VA model community re-entry program from 2005-2009.

Dr. Tina Trudel to Serve as Conference Chair for Alaska Brain Injury Network Conference

Lakeview Blog - April 22, 2014 - 7:38am

Dr. Tina Trudel, Lakeview President and COO, is serving as the Conference Chair for the Alaska Brain Injury Network’s (ABIN) upcoming conference, assembling a group of local and national brain injury experts to provide a comprehensive program of presentations and continuing education options.   On April 30 - May 2, 2014, the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and the ABIN will join together to host the second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage.  This conference, entitled ‘Shining a Light on Everyday Heroes: Supporting Brain Injury in Your Community’, will have a strong focus on rural and underserved communities. Attendees will benefit from nationally and internationally recognized authorities on the subject of brain injury research, rehabilitation and long-term care.  From groundbreaking diagnostic and telemedicine techniques, to community rehabilitation and re-entry for successful lifelong living, an all-star cast of top researchers and clinicians will present the very latest in brain injury treatment and rehabilitation.  The conference will benefit all providers in Alaska, with specialty tracks specific for military and veterans (i.e. blast injuries and caring for wounded warriors) and tribal/rural topics (i.e. telehealth, using technology to delivery medical and community based services).  

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Lakeview Wisconsin Community Outreach Addresses Therapeutic Horsemanship

Lakeview Blog - March 15, 2014 - 11:03pm

Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab continues its community education and outreach during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Laurie Rumpf, CRC, Director of the Adult Residential Program in Waterford, WI, presented to families, professionals and paraprofessionals this Saturday March 8th in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Ms. Rumpf presented at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International conference addressing the topic, “Understanding & Treating Functional Impacts of Brain Injury and Related Behaviors”. Ms. Rumpf integrated the benefits of therapeutic riding, such as increasing balance & core muscles, as wells as promoting healthy social interpersonal skills. Lakeview programs in both NH and WI offer various non-traditional therapeutic modalities include therapeutic horsemanship and equine facilitated therapies.

Juliana Knox, MSW, MPH Joins Lakeview Leadership Team

Lakeview Blog - March 14, 2014 - 7:00am

Lakeview is pleased to announce that Juliana Knox, MSW, MPH has joined the Lakeview leadership team as National Director of Contracting and Government Relations. Ms. Knox is a seasoned business and program development professional with a longstanding commitment to disenfranchised populations, including persons with brain injury and developmental disabilities. She will be spearheading Lakeview’s contracting and proposal development, and serving as a key contributor to Lakeview’s organic growth, merger/acquisition and strategic development planning. Ms. Knox’s previous positions include Director of Program Development for the Mentor Network (2001-2013) where she previously served as Market/Planning Analyst (1996-1999); Manager of Proposal Development for Civigenics and Spectrum Health Systems (2000-2001); and Manager for Federal and State Initiatives at The Pine Street Inn (1999-2000). Ms. Knox received her Master of Social Work with Clinical Concentration and her Master of Public Health with Concentration in Health Services from Boston University.

Lakeview President/COO Dr. Trudel presenting at IBIA

Lakeview Blog - March 12, 2014 - 8:51pm

Lakeview’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tina Trudel, Will be presenting at the International Brain Injury Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, CA, March 19-22. Dr. Trudel will be part of a full day pre-conference workshop focused on the topic of assistive neurotechnology applied to children and adolescents with brain injury and related conditions. This pre-conference workshop is presented by the International Pediatric Brain Injury Society. Other faculty members of this full day specialty presentation include: Drs. Ron Savage and Roberta DePompei of the United States; Dr. Lucia Willadino Braga of Brazil; Dr. Vicki Anderson of Australia; Dr. Enrico Castelli of Italy; and the pre-conference coordinator, Dr. Carol Hawley of the United Kingdom. Dr. Trudel will also be presenting on the post-acute rehabilitation of persons with TBI, including Lakeview’s experience with military veterans and uses of applied technology (with Drs. Brian Greenwald, Mariusz Ziejewski and Debra McMorrow, as part of the North American Brain injury Society [NABIS] Board Presentation), on Friday, March 21 at the IBIA conference.

Lakeview Program Featured in Carrol County Independant

Lakeview Blog - March 12, 2014 - 8:40pm

Recreated from the Carrol County Register - Thursday, February 6, 2014

Scott LaPoint of Lakeview Neurorehabilitation, adjusts one of the free helmets given away at a presentation he made recently at Cornerstone Christian Academy. Mr. LaPoint stressed the importance of helmets in preventing concussions. Even if a child does not lose consciousness or show symptoms, an untreated concussion can lead to serious problems in ability to function.


Lakeview celebrates March as Brain Injury Awareness Month

Lakeview Blog - March 6, 2014 - 10:26pm

We are honored to serve individuals with brain injuries and their families. To our program participants and families: We thank you for choosing Lakeview to assist you through your rehabilitation journey and wish you continued success to achieve your hopes and dreams. A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone - it does not discriminate. Over two million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. This month, and every month, we celebrate the accomplishments of those living with brain injury, and seek to do our part to promote brain injury prevention, education, research and access to care.

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Lakeview NH Provides Concussion Presentation to Local Schools

Lakeview Blog - February 27, 2014 - 11:16pm

Scott LaPoint, Neuropsychology Intern at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, provided an educational presentation on concussion to Effingham Elementary School on 1/18 and Cornerstone Christian Academy on 1/31. The presentation titled “You Forgot Your Helmet” provided both parents and students with injury prevention facts and the signs and symptoms of concussion. Each hour long session focused on the myths surrounding concussions and realities of their potential long term academic and social ramifications. The presentation was both humorous and informative. In addition to the presentation, Mr. LaPoint raffled off several bicycle helmets that were generously donated by the Brain Injury Association of America.

Caroline Feller, Director of Community Relations, Presents Brain Injury 101 to Honors Anatomy Class

Lakeview Blog - February 25, 2014 - 10:53pm

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Caroline Feller, Director of Community Relations & Development spent Wednesday February 19, 2014 at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee. For the past six years, Ms. Feller presents Brain Injury 101 to the Honors Anatomy and Physiology class. The class is comprised of over 70 aspiring juniors and seniors. Ms. Feller highlights basic brain neuro-anatomy, brain-behavior relations, functional implications of a brain injury and family role changes. The students engage in discussions around sports related concussions, adverse effects of alcohol and drug use while driving, and the rehabilitation journey after one sustains an injury. The focus of the visit each year is to increase the awareness of brain injury through reminding the students a brain injury can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone; a brain injury does not discriminate. Ms. Feller states,” I look forward to this invitation each year to share my passion for brain injury and with the hope to inspire future professionals to enter this rewarding and compelling field”.

Joint Commission Accreditation Status for Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Adult and Children Residential Programs

Lakeview Blog - February 24, 2014 - 10:13pm


Lakeview Specialty Hospital and the Adult and Children Residential Programs were awarded Full Joint Commission Accreditation status following their successful on site survey on January 9, 2014. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs across  the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Lakeview is committed to the accreditation process to continually provide safe, high-quality care, treatment, and services to our patients, residents, and families.

Rob WIlliams, MS, to lead Lakeview WIsconsin's Midwest Residential & Community Programs

Lakeview Blog - February 19, 2014 - 10:20pm

Lakeview is pleased to announce that Rob Williams, MS, has joined the Lakeview leadership team as Administrator of Lakeview Wisconsin’s Midwest Residential and Community Programs including: Lakeview’s Residential Youth Program, Hillside Special Education Certified School, Adult Community-Based Residential Facility for neurorehabilitation and neurobehavioral treatment all in Waterford, WI; the Lakeview Behavioral Health Clinics in Waterford and Mt. Pleasant (Racine), WI; and the Mill Pond community residence in Westfield, WI.  Mr. Williams has a long and distinguished career in rehabilitation, including positions as the Program Manager of Neurorehabilitation and Supported Living at Learning Services, NC in 2013; as Director of Neurobehavioral Programs for Mentor/NeuroRestorative – Carbondale, IL (2011-2013) where he had served from 1997 in progressively more responsible roles encompassing the breadth of post-acute rehabilitation as Director of Residential Services (2008-2011), Case Manager-Neurobehavioral Program (2002- 2008); Rehabilitation Therapist (1999-2002), Vocational Job Coach-Neurobehavioral Program (1998-1999) and Life Skills Therapist-Neurobehavioral Program (1997-1998).  Mr. Williams received his BA in Psychology and MS in Rehabilitation Administration from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, where he was honored with the 2009 Janet and David Stover Award from the Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University.  Mr. Williams will be joining Robyn Rushing, VP of Medical Operations & Development and Hospital Administrator, as well as Caroline Feller, MS, OT, CBIST, Director of Community Relations & Development, to continue expanding and enhancing Lakeview’s post-acute programs and services for persons with neurological, developmental, behavioral and medically complex diagnoses in the Midwest.

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center Hosts Incident Investigation Training

Lakeview Blog - February 17, 2014 - 10:05am

As part of Lakeview’s ongoing quality improvement plan, a nationally recognized incident investigation training for 12 key staff representing Lakeview programs from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Hampshire, was held in February of 2014. The training, provided by Labor Relations Alternatives, Inc. (, consisted of a three day course reviewing fundamental principles of investigation, including: The role of speed, thoroughness and objectivity in the conduct of a real investigation; Fundamental definition of the types and forms of evidence; Techniques for collecting detailed information from witnesses; Methodologies for preserving testimonial evidence and the collection of other documentary evidence; and Reconciling conflicting evidence. Lakeview is proud to announce that all training participants successfully completed the certification exam.

Lakeview Schools Add Compass Learning to Curriculum

Lakeview Blog - January 6, 2014 - 11:08am

In collaboration with Compass Learning personnel, both Lakeview Special Education accredited private schools (Waterford, Wisconsin and Effingham, New Hampshire) are implementing Compass Leaning tools.  The teachers, staff and administrators have completed the 5 hour training to implement Odyssey.  The Compass Learning Odyssey® suite of learning solutions includes lessons and activities that are based on current and confirmed research about the way today’s students think and learn.  Odyssey curricula for primary and secondary students facilitate differentiated and personalized instruction, while formative assessments and reporting tools help drive data-driven decision making (   Lakeview’s teachers have identified individual lessons for students based on instructional data and students will begin the New Year using the Compass Learning Odyssey Program as part of our on-going efforts to utilize best practices in education and treatment of youth with autism, TBI, behavioral challenges and neurodevelopmental conditions.