Northeast Center for Special Care Clinician Named American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists David L. Strauss Speaker for 2007

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Northeast Center for Special Care, announces that Alicia Fredella, RRT, CBIT, Quality Assurance Officer and Risk Manager, has been named the American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists David L. Strauss Speaker for their May, 2007 Teleconference as a part of its ongoing education series.

Alicia Fredella, RRT, CBIT, Quality Assurance Officer and Risk Manager, Northeast Center for Special Care has been named the American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists David L. Strauss Speaker for their May, 2007 Teleconference. This important teleconference is part of a certification and continuing education program facilitated by the Brain Injury Association of America. Brain Injury Trainers from around the United States will call in to be educated by Ms. Fredella on the topic of The ABCs of the Z's: Sleeping with a Brain Injury.

Sleep is vulnerable to disruption due to any condition that affects the brain. Ms. Fredella's presentation explains the pluses and pitfalls of different forms of sleep testing for individuals recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Her presentation also describes practical methods individuals with TBI and their caregivers can use to support good sleep hygiene.

Ms. Fredella said, "I am pleased to have been chosen for this prestigious opportunity to share the expertise of Northeast Center for Special Care as part of our continuing initiatives to promote brain injury awareness, education, and advocacy."

Since it opened in 1999, Northeast Center for Special Care, the largest free-standing program dedicated to the rehabilitation, recovery, and community reentry of survivors of brain injury, worldwide, has been a proud partner of the Brain Injury Association of America and its AACBIS program. With five Certified Brain Injury Trainers (CBITs) on staff and an ongoing AACBIS training led by Ms. Fredella, the AACBIS program adds to the significant clinical expertise available at Northeast Center for Special Care. This activity is fueled by the unwavering belief in every brain injury survivor to progress if provided with access to advanced skills and specialized expertise.

For more information on attending a session presented by one of Northeast Center for Special Care's Certified Brain Injury Trainers for continuing education credits, please contact Beth Faichney, Director of Media and PR, Northeast Center for Special Care at 845-336-3500 x3262 or find us on the web at http://www.northeastcenter.com. For more information about the AACBIS program, visit the American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists website at http://www.aacbis.net.

Media contact: Northeast Center for Special Care, Beth Faichney, Media and Public Relations Director 845-336-3500

Founded in 1999, Northeast Center for Special Care is a unique inpatient facility designed to serve medically complex and multiply impaired individuals with brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurobehavioral disorders, ventilator and respiratory care needs and other complex medical needs. Advanced professional skills and innovative therapies are coupled with an unwavering belief in the potential of every individual to progress. It is this belief that drives our commitment to help those recovering at Northeast Center achieve the highest degree of rehabilitation possible and to reenter the community.

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