WINTER/SPRING               CNNH@Bancroft                            Do you take our insurance?
                          2013                        Future 50 Award                             2013 Workshop Series
                                                           King of Prussia Now Open!             Nominate a Physician
                                                           6th Annual Afternoon of Music        Announcing Dr. Barabas!
                                                           Neurologic Music Therapy              CNNH Happenings
Mark Mintz Photo A word from our founder...

As the ice thaws and the snow melts, our attention turns inward once again: "Spring cleaning" doesn't just apply to the household, it applies to your brain, too!

It is important to use good brain hygiene, just as you do for your teeth and body. At the top of the list is getting sufficient sleep. When you sleep, your brain goes into "recharge" mode, taking advantage of the time of rest to repair neural pathways and build new connections and networks. Hormonal and immunological systems are also dependent upon proper sleep cycles. But if you don't get enough sleep, these processes get interrupted, leading to reduced functioning throughout the day, among other ill effects.

It is also important to eat a healthy diet. The food you eat doesn't just nourish your body, it's your brain's source of fuel, too. Use common sense in making food choices. Like the heart, the brain favors diets rich in fruits and vegetables and quality, lean protein sources, low in trans-fats, and with a sufficient intake of fluids. Diets high in refined sugars, trans- and saturated fats and "junk" and "fast" foods are generally unhealthy.

And with the Spring sports season looming, now is as good a time as any to focus on brain safety. Since we are only born with one brain, it is important to protect this vulnerable but vital organ. Sports concussions are a growing epidemic, whether in professional sports or your local community sports league, and their impact is commonly underestimated, to grave effect. Many parents of children who suffer a concussion don't think much about it at the time, only to develop concern when their child is still experiencing headaches or difficulties concentrating weeks later.

In our Brain Injury and Concussion Center, we offer comprehensive services to assess and treat sports concussions and other types of brain injuries. Our neurologists and neuropsychologists are immediately available to assess the clinical and cognitive problems that can result from concussions. CNNH utilises advanced technologies to assess the extent of injury and assist in determining when it is safe to return to sports, school or work, including ImPACT computerized neurocognitive testing, and Dense Array Electroencephalography (dEEG) and Event Related Potentials (ERP), a technology that pinpoints abnormal brain activity or neurophysiological processing.

So, if you or your children are involved in any kind of contact sport, please make sure to take the proper precautions. It is vital that you wear the appropriate protective gear, and that the "rules" protecting young athletes are followed. If the worst happens and there is a suspected head injury, don't be a "hero" and "play through the pain" -- seek medical attention as quickly as possible.

Please read on to catch up on all of the excitement surrounding CNNH! We appreciate your indulgence and wish you well in the coming warmer months.


Sincerely,

Mark Mintz, M.D.

President, CEO & Founder
The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH)


Announcing CNNH@Bancroft
Making a difference...together.

CNNH and Bancroft are two organizations dedicated to serving individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, brain injury and other neurological disorders in different but complementary ways. Together, however, CNNH@Bancroft will change the lives of individuals served at Bancroft. Click here to read more...
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Mark Mintz, M.D. Honored by SmartCEO Magazine
President, CEO & Founder given Future 50 Award.

SmartCEO magazine's Future 50 Awards program "recognizes 50 of the area's fastest-growing companies based on employee and revenue growth over the past three years. The 2013 Future 50 winners collectively generate $1.23 billion in annual revenue and employ over 12,000 individuals in greater Philadelphia."

Jaime Nespor, group publisher of SmartCEO magazine, explains, "The companies we are honoring this year are growing in spite of the economic hardships we have all been facing. These companies are investing in themselves, and investing in their people and are rising above the rest. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated because they are moving our economy and this region forward."

Dr. Mintz was recognized in the January issue of the magazine and at an awards ceremony on January 17th at the Drexelbrook in Philadelphia.
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Our New King of Prussia Office is Open for Business!
CNNH expands to Pennsylvania.

We are now taking appointments at our new location in King of Prussia, PA. To request an appointment, please call 610-337-1220 or Toll Free at 855-852-8150, or click here to request online.

The new location allows us to expand the reach of our services to a greater region. Situated near the King of Prussia Mall, the 21,190 sq. ft. facility is conveniently accessed via Routes 23, 202, 363, 422, the Schuykill Expressway and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Click here to get directions from Google Maps.
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Neurologic Music Therapy
A non-medication based approach for improving focus and attention.

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) employs research-based interventions that use music and rhythm to affect brain functioning. It identifies the brain areas responsible for music processing and finds the overlap in nonmusical functions, most importantly attention.

Your child may benefit if he/she has difficulty with attention, focus, concentration and listening to others and/or has difficulty sitting still, remaining seated or is often restless.

This NEWLY ADDED 12-week individual music therapy program will address focused, sustained, alternating, selective and divided attention. A variety of assessments will be administered to measure auditory and visual attention in and out of a music therapy session. Goals and objectives for each participant will be created based upon the assessment outcomes.

If interested, please contact Kathleen Nace, Creative Arts Therapy Coordinator, at (856) 346-0005 ext. 1409 or Toll Free at 855-852-8150, or via email at knace@thecnnh.org.

Click here to read an article on how music therapy can help people suffering from Parkinson's, featuring our very own Erin Keenan, BC-MT, NMT!
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Do You Take Our Insurance?
An answer to a frequently asked question.

"Do you take our insurance?" is one of the most frequently asked questions by our patients, and understandably so. Nothing is more nerve-racking than trying to figure out what your insurance covers, and how to go about obtaining coverage for specialized services.
 
At CNNH, we care about your peace of mind. Our Insurance and Billing Information Page is an in-depth resource for all things insurance. At CNNH, we take all sorts of insurance, both "in-network" and "out-of-network". Our experienced billing team will assist you in navigating the complexities of insurance and other sources of funding. Our resource page provides a list of "in-network" insurances, frequently asked questions and helpful explanations on how to find all the information you'll need ahead of time. Remember, often "out-of-network" coverage is better than "in-network". Our team is ready to assist you.
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2013 Community Education Workshop Series
Free workshops. A wealth of information.

At CNNH we believe that treatment services must occur seamlessly across clinical, home, school and community environments. In an effort to help educate friends, family and educators about neurological information, clinical findings and strategies on a variety of topics, we have created the CNNH Community Education Workshop Series. These workshops are free and scheduled in our offices, or at locations throughout our communities. See what's happening in the coming months and follow the link to register. Professional Development Certificates are available.

 

 

Sports Concussion: Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury

This workshop is designed for parents, guardians and school professionals.

 

Date: Tuesday, March 5th     Time: 6:30 to 7:45pm (register)    Location: Rochelle Park, NJ

 Tuesday, March 19th             6:30 to 7:45pm (register)                  King of Prussia, PA

 Tuesday, March 26th             6:30 to 7:45pm (register)                  Gibbsboro, NJ

 

Gregory Alberts, Ph.D.

CNNH Director of Neuropsychology and Graduate EducationWorkshops

 

Using Creative Arts in Therapy

This workshop is designed for K-2nd grade teachers and parents/caregivers curious about Creative Arts Therapy.

 

Date: March 19th     Time: 6:00 to 7:15pm (register)    Location: Rochelle Park, NJ

 March 27th               6:00 to 7:15pm (register)                  King of Prussia, PA

 

Erin Keenan, M.T.-B.C., N.M.T.

CNNH Neurologic Music Therapist

 

National Autism Awareness Day: Exploring Treatment Therapies for Autism

This webinar is designed for parents and caregivers of children with autism.

 

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd    Time: 12:00 to 1:00pm (register)     Location: Online

 

Hillary Raynes, M.D.

CNNH Pediatric Neurologist

 

Nighty-Night: Exploring Sleep Strategies for Children with Autism

This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders with sleep concerns.

 

Date: Wednesday, April 17th     Time: 6:30 to 7:45pm (register)     Location: Rochelle Park, NJ

 Monday, April 22nd                   4:30 to 5:15pm (register)                   Gibbsboro, NJ

 Friday, April 26th                      1:00 to 2:15pm (register)                   King of Prussia, PA

 

Monica McCullough, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P.

CNNH Advanced Practice Nurse 

 

Medication Management for Tics and Tourette Syndrome (Sponsored by NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorder, Inc.)

This webinar is designed for professionals, therapists and persons and their families dealing with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 8th     Time: 7:30 to 8:30pm (register)     Location: Online

 

Mark Mintz, M.D.

CNNH President, CEO & Founder

 

Addressing Oppositional Defiant Disorder in the Classroom

This workshop is designed for teachers, CST and administrators.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 14th     Time: 3:30 to 5:00pm (register)     Location: Bergen County School

District TBD                     

 

Monica McCullough, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P.

CNNH Advanced Practice Nurse

 

Asma Ali, M.A., M.S.

CNNH Neuropsychology/Pre-Doctoral Intern

 

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act - SPAN

This workshop is design for parents and families.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 15th     Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm (register)     Location: Rochelle Park, NJ

 

Nicole Pratt

NJ Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)

 

Paperwork for Families - SPAN (Hosted by CNNH)

This workshop is designed for parents and families.

 

Date: Wednesday, June 5th     Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm (register)     Location: Gibbsboro, NJ

 

Michele Tyler

SPAN Parent & Professional Development Staff Trainer

 

Learn more about our upcoming workshops and other events by visiting:

 

www.TheCNNH.org/events

Top Physicians 2013
Nominate your favorite CNNH clinician!

Having earned Top Physician honors in 2012, help us to repeat the feat again this year by nominating your favorite CNNH clinician(s) for 2013!

Click here to vote for South Jersey Magazine's Top Physicians.
  • Voting ends June 1st.
Click here to vote for South Jersey Magazine's Top Physicians for Women.
  • Voting ends March 1st.
Click here to vote for New Jersey Family's NJ's Favorite Kids' Docs.
  • Voting ends May 31st.
If you are a fellow physician, please click here to nominate our physicians for inclusion in Castle Connolly's "Top Doctors" database.TopDocs

Welcome, Ronald Barabas, M.D.!
Distinguished neurologist joins CNNH.

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new team member: Ronald Barabas, M.D. Dr. Barabas is a distinguished child neurologist who has practiced in Monmouth County, NJ since 1993. He is board certified in Child Neurology, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Clinical Genetics.

He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Rutgers Medical School) and went on to complete a pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Buffalo, child neurology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and metabolism fellowship at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Barabas will be attending in our Gibbsboro facility as well as creating the CNNH - Wall Township location in Monmouth County. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Barabas to the CNNH team!Barabas

A 21st Century Approach to Education
Unparalleled collaboration for unparalleled services.

Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) in Atlantic County, NJ is embarking on a precedent-setting and cost-effective model of care to integrate students with a variety of special needs - both educational and medical - for purposes of keeping them within their home school district. In a unique collaboration, CNNH will be partnering with HTSD to accomplish these goals. Click here to read more...
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CNNH Happenings
Learn what's going on with CNNH.
  • Hal Marks, M.D. has been named one of the Best Doctors in America for 2013. The prestigious recognition marks the seventh time that he has earned this honor, having been elected by his peers for inclusion from 2001 to 2013.
  • Erin Keenan, BC-NMT, presented on the use of Neurologic Music Therapy with Parkinson's Disease to the Voorhees Parkinson's Support Group at Voorhees Senior Living in Voorhees, NJ.
  • CNNH has been granted membership to the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, a reflection of our growing influence in and dedication to the community of greater Philadelphia.
  • CNNH was recently featured in South Jersey Biz Magazine's Innovations in Healthcare Issue and Suburban Life Magazine. Read the articles here and here.CNNHHappenings
  • Recent CNNH exhibits:
    •  Moorestown SpEAC
    • SPAN Leadership & Advocacy Conference
    • Lawnside School District Resource Fair
    • LaSalle Autism Conference
    • ...and more!
  • Upcoming Team CNNH events:
    • SPEAK Voorhees 5k Walk/Wheel/Run: April 13th (Voorhees, NJ)
    • Go the Distance 4 Autism Bike Ride (to benefit Alpine Learning Centers): May 5th (Paramus, NJ)
    • Walk Now for Autism Speaks: May 18th (Mt. Laurel, NJ) & May 19th (Paramus, NJ)
    • American Cancer Society Philadelphia Bike-A-Thon: July 14th (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Bike MS: City to Shore Ride: September 28th (Philadelphia, PA to Ocean City, NJ)
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  • Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club
  • The Y.A.L.E. School Parent Teacher Organization
  • ...and more!

"The staff members at CNNH are unparalleled in their professionalism and passion to see our children succeed. I searched a long time to find a place like this for my children. It's a rare organization that can boast of such dynamic clinicians and diverse services."

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