Publications / Presentations

A selection of past work:

2016- High Density EEG and Desensitization Techniques Improve Compliance Without Sedation or Restraint for Children and Adults with Behavioral Challenges
CNNH Neurotechnologists presented this poster at the ASET Neurotechnology 2016 conference with data and information on how our HD-EEG technology allows hyper sensitive and behaviorally challenged patients to receive testing without sedation or restraint.

2014- The Clinical Utility of Relevant Exome Panels for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities
Staff from CNNH and CRCNJ in conjunction with Courtagen Life Sciences conducted a retrospective analysis of 65 patients who had DNA sequencing to asses the clinical utility of large targeted NextGen DNA sequencing panels focuses on genes of interest for mitochondrial function and/or ion channel transport for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Neuropsychiatric Disorders associated with Intellectual Disabilities, Epilepsy and/or autonomic over-responsivity.

2014- CACNA1A-Related Hemiplegic Migraine Mimicking Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures
A case report of a patient misdiagnosed with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures and their improvement following genetic testing that allowed for a confirmed diagnoses of a gene-related Hemiplegic Migraine.

2014- Unexpected Subclinical Spikes: Clinical and Neurophysiological Correlations
Staff from CNNH and the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation conducted an analysis of 1,600 digital dense array EEG (dEEG) patient recordings between 2010-2014. The purpose was to show that non-epileptic patients with neurological disorders can still show clinically significant “unexpected” EEG abnormalities including Subclinical Spikes (SCS).

2010- Classroom Strategies for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
CNNH Staff offer the “new look” of classroom applications of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). CNNH’s ABA experts emphasize the importance of an individualized approach to assessing and developing a behavior plan that is unique to each child’s needs. Furthermore, functions of behavior, tips for teachers and practical examples are offered to help teachers understand what constitutes normal and aberrant behavior, and its causes, and methods for effectively administering an ABA plan in the classroom. With proper training, teachers, parents and caregivers can consistently implement ABA strategies in any setting. 

Feb 2nd, 2009- The Underrecognized Epilepsy Spectrum: The Effects of Levetiracetam on Neuropsychological Functioning in Relation to Subclinical Spike Production
The purpose of this study was to determine whether treatment with levetiracetam improves neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents who have evidence of subclinical spike production associated with attention and learning difficulties. Levetiracetam was generally well tolerated by a group of patients with attention and learning problems that have associated abnormal cortical electrical activity without clinical seizures and associated neuropsychological deficits. 

2009- Autism 101: What are the possible causes, features and treatments of this disorder?
Dr. Mark Mintz and Dr. Daniel LeGoff explain the warning signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for childhood educators in this New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) article. Additional data will be presented by Dr. Mintz at the NJEA Conference in November. 

Dec 2006- The Effects of Levetiracetam on Neuropsychological Functioning in Relation to ‘Subclinical’ Spike Production December 2006 PDF

2006- Choosing the appropriate intervention for ASD: A comprehensive analysis of educational, behavioral and medical approaches
Each child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is different, requiring a thorough battery of assessments to formulate the most appropriate treatment approach or combination of approaches. In addition to evaluating a child’s cognitive, social-communication and behavioral abilities, a thorough medical and neurological evaluation is necessary to uncover any underlying medical issues. In this article, Dr. Mintz and his colleagues review the various researched treatment approaches available to assist individuals with ASD acquire skills and reduce maladaptive behaviors. He also calls for further research to uncover the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in order for even more effective treatment approaches to be formulated.