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Intermountain conference to focus on aiding those with brain injuries

March 29th, 2013 10:10 am by staff report

JOHNSON CITY — The seventh annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, at the Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, 300 Urbana Road, Limestone.


The event, which is a joint venture of East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development, the ETSU Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and Roth Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health Associates, is sponsored by the Brain Injury Associations of both Tennessee and North Carolina, as well as Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation, National Seating and Mobility, and Sunrise Medical.  


The day begins with registration at 7:45 a.m., and offers several informative sessions throughout the morning and afternoon.


Amy Geddes, an occupational therapist with Peace Rehabilitation Center in Greenville, S.C., will be the keynote speaker.   


Other speakers include Dawn Knight and Ashley Sheehy, graduate students in occupational therapy at Milligan College, who will share their experiences and Christy Fellers and Jill Smith, associate professors in Milligan’s occupational therapy graduate program, who will speak on “dO Try: Combining Personal Goals With Individual Needs for Effective Intervention.”


Lindsay Greer, an ETSU alumna, and her Crumley House colleague, Pepper Basham, will present “Communication Strategies to Enhance Skill-Building and Independence.”


Dr. Joshua Gibson, who received a doctorate in physical therapy from ETSU and is employed by Gentiva Home Health and fellow ETSU alumnus Darren Riggs, who is the physical coordinator for Crumley House, will offer “Physical Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors.”


Wayne Hunigan, who received a master’s degree from ETSU and served as director of Crumley House for 15 years, and Trea Adams, a former special needs children’s educator for the Washington County Board of Education and now a computer lab instructor at Crumley House, will speak on “Computerized Cognitive Training at the Crumley House Brain Injury Center.”  


The fee for attending the conference is $80. Students may present their college identification and pay $30. Continuing education units and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association credits are available.


For more information, for special assistance for those with disabilities, or to register, call Angela McFall at (800) 222-3878 or e-mail mcfalla@etsu.edu.

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