2020 Making Connections Speakers and Topics

Additional information will be available for each speaker and their presentation topic soon. Check back often to explore all that you will be able to access during the 2020 Making Connections Conference.

‘3-Systems’ Brain Injury Physical Therapy
Jonathan Parr, PT, CSCS, CBIS, EP
ABA & Managing Challenging Behavior
Brittany Garza & Marissa Weiler
Acupuncture for Brain Health
Dr. Daniel Finley
Brain Injury and Treating the Whole Child
Robert J. Doman Jr.
Compassionate Use Program – Medical Cannabis in Texas
Christina Burke
Concussion in the Pediatric Population
Kate Labiner, MD
Did I train for this? A neurologist blind-sided by his son’s traumatic brain injury
Michael Reardon, M.D.
Disruption & Dysregulation
Stacey Gesinger, LMFT
Forget the “New Normal: An Introduction To Empowered Neuro-Rehabilitation
Cavin Balaster
Guardianship – From Start to Finish
Attorney Boyd Handley
Harch HBOT for Pediatric Brain Injury, Why Precision Dosing Protocols Are Imperative
Paul G. Harch 

How Canine Companions Assistance Dogs Can Help Children with Brain Injuries

Kate Incremona

How To Feed A Brain Nutrition for Optimal Brain Function and Repair
Cavin Balaster
Harnessing the Power of Neuroplasticity to Restore Physical Function
Garrett Salpeter
Intensive Model of Therapy
Emily Norlock PT, DPT
Laser Therapy in Functional Neurology Setting
Dr. Brandon Crawford
Managing Challenging Behaviors in Crisis and Calm
Richard O. Temple, Ph. D.
Medicaid Waivers – Texas
Elizabeth Tucker
Mindfulness and Meditation
Bianca Bentzin, LMFT-Associate
Music Therapy and TBI
Grace Gomez, MT-BC, NMT
Orthopedics and the Injured Brain
Dr. John Roaten
Pyramid of Neuro-Rehabilitation
Emily Kalambaheti, DC, DACNB, FACFN
Rehabilitation: The Long Road to Recovery
Kristen Taylor
Returning to School After Brain Injury
M. Cullen Gibbs, PhD
Spasticity Management: A Physiatrist’s Perspective
Dr. Patrick Spicer
Special Needs Planning – Key Steps to Achieving Financial Success
Allison Schaberg
Speech Generating Devices and TBI’s
Kirstin White, B.S.-SLP
Spero Rehabs Fundamental Focus on Recovery to Foster True Functional Independence
Brooke Aarvig, OTR/L, CBIS
Stem Cell Therapy for Neurologic Injury
Vassily T. Eliopoulos, M.D.
The Blueprint for Brain Recovery
Dr. Brandon Crawford
Testing and Supporting Nutrients for the Brain
Pam Machemehl Helmly
The Effect of MNRI Reflex Neuromodulation Program on Neurosensorimotor Improvement in Individuals with Diagnosed TBI Compared with Results of QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurotransmitters Analysis
Andrey Boldyrev
The Well Oiled Brain
Beverly Boytim
Tips for Launching Your Special Needs Teen into Adulthood
Allison Schaberg & Dr. Lindsay Asawa
Transitioning Into Adulthood (Texas focused)
Lindsay Heath, Ph.D., LSSP, CBIS & Bruce Bloom, M Ed, CRC, CAS, IPEC
Using the Power of Neuroplasticity to Help Heal the Brain
Dr. Ryan Cedermark, DC
Vision & Brain Injury
Dr. Briana Larson, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FNORA
What is SSI and How do I get it ?>
Barbara Bush

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