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Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center Hosts Incident Investigation Training

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. (http://www.lraconsultants.com), 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

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 (www.compasslearning.com).   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.

Lakeview NH BIA Golf Tournament-

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center sponsored a four person team to participate in the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association’s 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This golf tournament was held at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Gilford, NH. Lakeview was represented by Dr. Nick Cioe, Director of QA/QI, Ken Kosowicz, CFO and AJ Hayward, Direct Support Provider. Derek Guptill, Associate Director of Education had to put work ahead of fun and could not attend. The Lakeview Team made an impressive showing, shooting a 12 under par 58 and finishing 1st overall! Lakeview is pleased to continue on-going support for NH BIA.

NEW HAMPSHIRE REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURES LAKEVIEW SPEAKER

“CHANGE, CONFLICT, BARRIERS…HOW TO DEAL!”, the NH Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 (Columbus Day Weekend) at the Portsmouth Harborside, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The NHRA is pleased to announce the program will include:

Morning Keynote: Gerri King, PhD, President of Human Dynamics Associates - author, national speaker and business consultant on “Managing Change” (plus a break-out session on Sabotaging Success); Cabrinni Kulash-Tobin, NAMI presenter on “In Our Own Words”; Robert Vear from Always Room to Grow on Conflict Resolution; Tina Trudel, PhD, COO of Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Centers on TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in Military and Civilian Populations, Barry Litt, MFT on EMDR; and the afternoon Keynote “Laugh and Learn” panel featuring professional comedians with disabilities who pull no punches about challenges they face in their lives and careers – with sharp wit and brutal honesty.

Registration is from 8:00-8:45 and the fee includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and CEU’s. Member registration is $115, non-member $125 and student (with ID) $50. For more information or special needs request contact Judy Sanderson - jsanderson@gsil.org or (603) 410-6596. CEU’s applied for. Please be on time. Sessions will begin promptly as scheduled.

Dr. Tina Trudel, Lakeview COO, to Speak at NH Adjuster’s Conference on October 11, 2013

Tina M. Trudel, PhD will be a featured speaker addressing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-concussive syndrome at the 2013 NH Adjusters Conference on Friday, October 11th. The conference will be held from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (registration begins at 7:30 AM) at the Radisson Hotel, 11 Tara Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062. The program will provide seven Workers Compensation or Multi-line credits with Luncheon included. The cost is $125 for members of the NH Adjuster’s Association and $150 for non-members.

Lakeview NH Huntington’s Society 5K Walk at UNH

Lakeview is a proud sponsor of the Annual 5k Walk for Huntington ’s Disease at the University of New Hampshire Campus on 09/21/13. Lakeview’s Regional Development Coordinator, Michelle Campbell was on site to hand out Lakeview water bottles to all participants and volunteers.

Lakeview NH Half Marathon Team

On 09/08/13 Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center sponsored a six person team to compete in the New Hampshire Brain Injury Association (NH BIA) 2nd Annual Heads Up Half Marathon. This 13 plus mile race was held on a windy day in downtown Concord, NH. Lakeview’s team consisted of Phil Major, Director of Plant Operations, Lorene Zammuto, Director of Nursing, Sandra Hooper, Associate Director of Nursing, Jean Martel, Director of Human Resources, Alicia Olson, Human Resource Business Partner and Heidi Chauvin, Primary Nurse.

Dr. James Lewis, III to lead Lakeview, NH Youth Programs

Dr. James Lewis, III

Lakeview is pleased to announce that Dr. James Lewis has joined as leader of our child, adolescent and young adult services in NH!  Dr. Lewis has over two decades of experience working with children who have experienced trauma as a result of exposure to violence.  His undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan and Doctor of Psychology degree from Central Michigan University.   He also completed a Master's Degree in Psychology at Howard University. In addition, Dr. Lewis developed expertise in the neuropsychological evaluation of persons with medical conditions.

Dr. Tina Trudel Presenter - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder

Lakeview’s Dr. Tina Trudel recently presented two sessions at the Pennsylvania CIU#10 training conference held in Bellefonte, PA, on August 13&14.  Dr. Trudel shared her expertise on the topics of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), diagnoses served at all three Lakeview CARF (rehabilitation ) and Joint Commission (behavioral health) accredited youth programs in Lewistown, PA, Effingham, NH and Waterford, WI.  Dr. Trudel previously served on the NH Autism Task force and was one of the authors of the text : Autism Practice Guidelines: Assessment and Intervention (2001) published by the NH Department of Health and Human Services.  Dr. Trudel noted,’ I am pleased to have the opportunity to present on Autism and Reactive Attachment Disorder, both diagnoses Lakeview is treating with increased frequency in our programs.  Both ASD and RAD are associated with many myths and fads, and it is important to share the current science, best practices and evidence–based treatment as we continue to learn more and enhance our interventions to help children with Autism Spectrum and Reactive Attachment Disorder diagnoses.’

Dr. Amanda Goza Named Lakeview, NH Clinical Director

Lakeview’s former leader of Youth Services, Dr. Amanda Goza, has accepted promotion to serve as Lakeview NH’s Clinical Director. During her time at Lakeview, Dr. Goza has been instrumental in integrating applied behavior analysis (ABA) and psychological services in both Lakeview’s certified special education program and residential treatment program, enhancing the Trauma Informed Care model, developing a specialized Young Adult Program for those over 18 and ensuring the Lakeview program meets or exceeds all licensing and accreditation standards, including CARF (rehabilitation) and Joint Commission (Behavioral Health).