Teresa’s son was having significant behavioral issues at preschool to the point that she went through 3 different preschools in 3 months. At CNNH, the neurologist and the neuropsychologist were able to put “both pieces of the puzzle together”. Hear in Teresa’s own words about her experience at CNNH from her perspective as a working family physician.
Karen, a mother of a son with autism, describes her long, frustrating and confusing journey trying to find answers for her child’s struggles at home and at school. After years of not being listened to by doctors and schools, she came to CNNH where she was finally able to receive a definitive diagnosis, effective treatment plan, and coordinated follow-up care.
Sara’s son has a rare genetic defect that was discovered at CNNH through genetic testing. This allowed them to receive a proper diagnosis and a targeted treatment plan. They are now on the road to success!
In this quick fact sheet, CNNH Neuropsychologist Hilary Murphy, PhD explains what executive functioning is, different executive functioning skills, and what these skills may look like or how they may be used in a home or school setting. It’s important to note that the significance of these skills increases with age as individuals are expected to take on additional academic and social responsibilities.
Neuropsychological evaluations at CNNH NeuroHealth can assess for weaknesses in executive functioning and inform treatment planning. Click the link below to learn more about our neuropsychology services!
Dr. Murphy has extensive experience evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults and her areas of expertise include Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, executive functioning, and other specific learning disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), concussion, epilepsy, neuro-oncology and late effects of chemotherapy, stroke, and developmental disabilities.
Susan Schneider Williams, widow of famous actor Robin Williams, gave a keynote speech at the annual “Neurology On the Hill” 2019 on Capitol Hill. This event brings together neurologists from across the country to interface with lawmakers and advocate for neurological issues.
In Robin Williams’ final years, he suffered from Lewy body dementia (LBD). This has inspired Mrs. Schneider Williams to become a prominent advocate, fund raiser, and public speaker for brain disease research, in particular finding a cure for LBD. In 2016 she wrote a special editorial, “The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain” that was printed in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Among the projects Mrs. Schneider Williams now has lined up, are gallery shows in the United States and Europe, with a significant percentage of the proceeds earmarked for the American Brain Foundation of which she is Vice Chair on the board of directors. “My goal is to turn Robin’s suffering into something meaningful,” said Schneider Williams. “Hopefully, from sharing his experience, our experience, I can help raise awareness and increase funding for brain disease research.”
Dr. Mark Mintz, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Founder of CNNH NeuroHealth, was at the event and had a chance to speak with Mrs. Schneider Williams following her well-received speech.
For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Mark Mintz, Chief Medical Officer and Founder of CNNH NeuroHealth, joined the New Jersey delegation for “Neurology On the Hill” #NOH19. This annual event organized by the American Academy of Neurology #AANadvocacy, brings together neurology delegations from across the country on Capitol Hill to advocate for important issues related to neurological care and to help educate senators and representatives on these matters.
Keynote speakers this year included Susan Schneider Williams, widow of Robin Williams. Because of Robin’s tragic story, she has become a prominent advocate for brain disease research, in particular Lewy body dementia (LBD) which had severely affected Robin in his final years. CLICK HERE for a separate CNNH blog post on Mrs Schneider Williams and her efforts…
Another keynote speaker was vice admiral Jerome Adams, MD, the current US Surgeon General.
Dr Mintz had a chance to chat with Mrs Schneider Williams as well as meet Congressmen Jeff Van Drew and John Joyce. We thank them for their support of neurological issues.
Check out these pictures Dr Mintz took from this year’s event, and then keep reading below to learn about the 2019 NOH Priority Issues…
2019 NOH PRIORITY ISSUES:
- Increasing funding for the NIH, including the BRAIN Initiative, and supporting the reauthorization of the Patient-centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
- Maintaining access to treatments by establishing an exception to step therapy protocols in specific circumstances.
- Preserving access to care for neurologic patients by opposing any payment policy that would further devalue complex E/M services.
RECORDED WEBINAR VIDEO CONTENT…
While Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is commonly associated with childhood, research indicates that deficits in attention and executive functioning can persist well into adolescence and adulthood. For those individuals whose symptoms are misunderstood or misdiagnosed, these unaddressed deficits are associated with academic underachievement, underemployment, and psychosocial difficulties. The current presentation seeks to explore the literature regarding the long-term impact of unmanaged or undiagnosed attentional deficits and executive dysfunction and how these symptoms can interfere with all areas of functioning.
Hosted by NJCTS (NJ Center for Tourette’s Syndrome)
Hilary Murphy, PhD
In this WEBINAR VIDEO RECORDING, Dr. Hilary Murphy, PhD, a Neuropsychologist at CNNH NeuroHealth, approaches the topic of Anxiety in the classroom from a clinical perspective. She explores the many relationships between, and contributors of, anxiety and learning differences for developing students. This webinar should help both Educators and Parents to better understand and manage potential issues of their students and children.
In this recorded Facebook Live event from Dec 11th, 2018, hosted by MITOACTION (http://www.mitoaction.org/), renowned medical geneticist and Director of the CNNH NeuroGenomics program, Richard Boles, MD, discusses the many ways Genetic Testing and the field of NeuroGenomics can positively impact patients lives, whether it is working directly with the patient, or partnering with their primary care physician. Since this event was hosted by MitoAction, he also took time to highlight the relationship between Genetic Testing and Mitochondrial Disorders.
Introducing Dr. Boles is Dr. Pnina Mintz, Vice President of CNNH, who briefly takes the screen to answer questions about CNNH NeuroHealth, who we are and what we do.
A word from our founder:
“From humble beginnings in 2005, it has been our privilege to serve individuals and families nationally and internationally, providing answers and changing lives. Our vision of creating a unique, collaborative approach to evaluating, diagnosing and treating individuals with neurological, developmental, learning, cognitive and behavioral concerns has been transformative for so many patients and their families, as expressed in their success stories.
As our mission has developed, the needs of our patients and their families have driven our innovation and growth. To further our vision and mission, it is vital that we develop strategic partnerships for expanding our services and to meet the necessities and desires of a growing population with special needs.
That is why, with great enthusiasm, I am proud to announce that CNNH NeuroHealth has partnered with Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville. Council Capital recognizes the value CNNH’s model of care brings to a complex health care landscape that often neglects those with special needs. Thus, the goals and purposes of CNNH NeuroHealth and Council Capital are aligned to innovate, expand and enhance services to a wider array of patient populations and locations. This exciting partnership will provide much needed resources, expertise and relations needed to achieve our long-term goals and aspirations.
This is an exciting time and important historical milestone for CNNH NeuroHealth, as we will be able to better serve and assist our patients, their families, and the broader community. Stay tuned for updates on expanded programs, new services, and additional team members, and how CNNH NeuroHealth will continue to transform patient care.”
Mark Mintz, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Founder of CNNH NeuroHealth