Certified Brain Injury Specialist

North Dakota has a wide range of professionals that have earned the title of Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). This rigorous training is considered the gold standard for brain injury certification and makes these individuals highly knowledgeable about brain injury. Individuals with their current CBIS credentials are employed at the locations below.

Approved Providers

approved provider Advanced Neuro-Vision Systems, LLC is a state-of-the art research-based visual assessment, rehabilitation and training program intended to help restore neurological function of the visual system following mild traumatic brain injury as well as to improve visual performance of individuals with suboptimal visual function. This may include persons with amblyopia, learning-related vision problems, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental disorders, and athletes. Using the science behind perceptual and motor learning, a proprietary protocol of visual, cognitive and sensorimotor training techniques is intended to stimulate neuroplasticity in the brain beginning at the level of the visual cortex and encompassing areas of the brain important for working memory, decision-making and coordinated motor responses.

2200 S. Washington, St
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Tel: (701) 775-3135

Neuro-optometric testing and vision rehabilitation services provided at two locations, Grand Forks and Fargo. Telehealth diagnostic and therapeutic services also available.

approved provider Alyssa Anderson is a licensed occupational therapist in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota. She is currently practicing OT at Sanford Inpatient Rehabilitation in Fargo, North Dakota. She has previous experience in the settings of outpatient, home health, acute care, and skilled nursing/transitional care.

1720 University Dr.
Fargo, ND 58102

Tel: (701) 417-4413
Email: alyssa.anderson@sanfordhealth.org

Hours: 8am-4:30pm

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

approved provider Apex Physical Therapy and Wellness Center is a private practice, outpatient physical therapy clinic offering patients high quality care with a personal touch. At Apex Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, we believe that every patient should receive the time and quality care that is needed to help prevent or rehabilitate their injuries or illnesses. We pride ourselves in putting your needs first. We also provide massage therapy, certifications in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Craniosacral Therapy, McKenzie Techniques, BIG program, and ASTYM therapy. Two members of our staff our Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

1420 9th Street East, Suite 401
West Fargo, ND 58078

Tel: (701) 364-2739
Email: office@apexptwellness.com

Hours: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Monday through Friday

approved provider Carly Endres is an outreach coordinator for the North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this position, Carly works on developing, implementing, and managing program initiatives for NDBIN, as well as developing, promoting, and implementing NDBIN educational activities. Carly previously worked with Grand Forks Public Schools as a Special Education strategist in the Intellectual Disabilities Program at Schroeder Middle School. Originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota, Carly earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and master's degree in special education at UND.

1301 N. Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Tel: (701) 777-8004
Toll-Free: (855) 866-1884
Email: carly.endres@und.edu

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Central

Corie Walker, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS

approved provider Corie Walker is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. She earned her Master of Science degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2003. Corie has experience in serving adults and adolescents in the inpatient rehabilitation hospital, the Coordinated Treatment Clinic, and in the outpatient clinic settings in the areas of cognitive-communication, executive functioning, language, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, aural rehabilitation, and voice disorders.

1720 University Dr. S.
Fargo, ND 58103

Tel: (701) 417-4085
Email: corie.walker@sanfordhealth.org

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

CREDENTIALS: Licensed in the state of North Dakota in Speech Language Pathology • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association • Certified Brain Injury Specialist • Certified SPEAK OUT! Voice Treatment • Certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

approved provider Dakota Alpha is a 20 bed residential facility, licensed as a Skilled Nursing Facility, serving individuals with brain injuries or physical disabilities located in Mandan, ND. We have 9 beds licensed for individuals with brain injuries needing long-term placement and 11 beds licensed for individuals needing transitional rehab services. Transitional services mean the length of stay is limited and usually lasts between two months and two years. Dakota Alpha offers physical, occupational, and speech therapies, independent living skills training, cooking instruction, social services, recreational activities, and dietary services. We are staffed 24 hours a day by professional nursing staff. Services are provided under the supervision of a consultant medical doctor, psychologist, and other community consultants.

1303 27th Street NW
Mandan, ND 58554

Tel: (701) 663-0379

Referrals are accepted statewide

approved provider Dakota Pointe is a 10 bed residential facility, licenses as a Basic Care Facility, that provides individuals who have a brain injury with a home-like atmosphere in Mandan, ND. With trained staff on duty 24 hours a day, the program is designed to provide structure and to creatively meet the needs of each individual by providing him/her the opportunity to achieve their highest level of independence. He/she will work on a variety of daily living skills which include cooking, cleaning, laundry, budgeting, personal hygiene, setting up transportation, and acquiring work or volunteer work. The individual will also work on the self-esteem and attend support groups focusing on brain injuries. Each resident has a private room and will have access to a large exercise room, activity room, and a spacious open area that includes a kitchen, dining room, and living room.

3503 43rd Street NW
Mandan, ND 58554

Tel: (701) 667-4552

Referrals accepted statewide

approved provider We help the aging population live in the place they call home and assist them with activities of daily living, restorative therapy programs, homemaking services, meal prep, escort to appointments and transportation.

3227 Oak Ridge Loop E
West Fargo, ND 58078

Tel: (701) 639-4419

Jessica Tweten, MOTR/L, CBIS

approved provider Occupational Therapist that works with outpatient adults in neurological rehabilitation. She works with individuals with neurological impairments to regain independence with their everyday lives. She graduated OT school from UND in 2005. She has experience working in acute care, inpatient rehab, inpatient orthopedics, and outpatient therapy with adults.

1720 S. University Drive
Fargo, ND 58102

Tel: (701) 280-4070
Email: jessica.tweten@sanfordhealth.org

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Cognitive Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy Vision

Kelsey Kanwischer, OTR/L

approved provider Provides inpatient and outpatient therapy services to pediatric populations including acute care, rehabilitation services, and outpatient services for children with cancer. I also provide outpatient evaluations at the Coordinated Treatment Center for children who have had a brain injury.

Fargo, ND

approved provider Megan Dooley has spent her career as an occupational therapist serving individuals with brain injuries, strokes, and other neurological conditions. Megan has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, as a professor, and in private practice. Currently, Megan owns and treats at Innovative Therapy Solutions & Consulting, LLC, a mobile therapy practice based out of Mandan, ND but serves many different parts of the state. Megan enjoys working with individuals to improve their daily abilities, both physically and cognitively, and help individuals engage in their chosen occupations. Megan strives to keep individuals in their communities by working with private, state, and federal agencies to develop individualized treatment plans for clients to live safely and in the least restrictive environment. Megan assists the North Dakota Brain Injury Network with weekly support groups and on a variety of projects.

2550 Windsor PL N
Mandan, ND 58554

Tel: (701) 638-8106
Email: megan.dooley@innovativetherapysc.com

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

approved provider Minot State hosts the only full range speech-language pathology clinic in Western North Dakota. Services are provided by graduate and senior-level students under the direction of faculty who specialize in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorders from pediatrics to geriatrics. All faculty hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and are fully licensed by the State of North Dakota. A full range of prevention, assessment, and intervention services are offered.

500 University Ave. W. Memorial Hall
Minot, ND 58701

Tel: (701) 858-3031
Toll-Free: (800) 777-0750
Email: CD.Clinic@MinotStateU.edu

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

approved provider Nan Kennelly has dedicated her nearly 30-year professional career to the treatment of cognitive-communication disorders related to brain injury, stroke, and other neurological conditions. Nan has gained extensive experience and specialized training in the subacute, acute, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, and private practice settings. Currently, she is both owner and treating therapist at Onword Therapy, a private practice in Fargo, North Dakota. Nan enjoys working with high-level cognitive and communication needs in individuals with mild TBI, post-concussive symptoms, stroke, ADHD, and executive functioning challenges. She considers it an honor and privilege to help her patients get back to work/school/home and reach goals of higher function, independence, and efficiency. Nan is a regional leader both in brain injury and in her profession. She advocates for North Dakota residents and families living with acquired brain injury and represents North Dakota for her profession at the national level. Nan established Onword Therapy in 2005.

4450 31st Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433
Email: nan@onwordtherapy.com

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm CST

Natasha Brenzil, CCC-SLP, CBIS

approved provider Speech Language Pathologist at inpatient rehabilitation unit

Fargo, ND 58104

Not Invisible Any More (NIAM) Brain Injury Services

approved provider Brain injury, mental health, and substance abuse support services.

1206 1st Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58102

Tel: (701) 540-6344
Email: NIAMbraininjuryservices@outlook.com

approved provider Onword Therapy is a group of talented Speech-Language Pathologists with a proven track record and a deep commitment to our patients. We specialize in the treatment of cognitive disorders related to all types of brain injury. As a private practice, we offer our patients a personalized care and expertise that simply can't be found anywhere else. Onword Therapy offers a support group, Onword Together that meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 4:30-6, at their office. They also are a provider of social and recreational services called Onword CONNECT.

4450 31st Ave S, Suite 103
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433

All clinicians at Onword Therapy have earned the distinction of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

approved provider As part of the Post Acute Medical network, PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Fargo provides inpatient rehabilitation services. Patients at our Fargo rehab hospital receive support from a team dedicated to helping them regain confidence, mobility and independence after an acute illness or injury. Our beautiful facility features private rooms and state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment aimed at building positive long-term outcomes.

4671 38th St. S.
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 404-5100

approved provider Progressive Therapy Associates are proud to have all of its Speech-Language Pathologists Certified Brain Injury Specialists! We offer cognitive communication treatment for those who have had a brain injury, such as a concussion, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Our goal is to routinely provide individualized care addressing specific patient and family needs. No two brain injuries are the same; we ensure your treatment will be unique to you. This includes education on injury, recovery course, applying therapeutic routines, and addressing areas of need, such as thinking skills, like attention, memory, processing speed and executive functioning. We provide services by telemedicine as well as in person depending on insurance coverage. If you are wondering if we can help you or your loved one, we offer a free consultation to aid in determining if the services we provide are a match.

1150 Prairie Parkway, Suite 105
West Fargo, ND 58078

Tel: (701) 356-7766

Hours: Monthly support group meetings held the 1st Thursday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Separate support group for friends and family is held at the same day and time.

Facilitator for the Mind Matters Support group is Brynna Grimestad, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS

approved provider Exceptional therapists, specialized technology, accelerated healing. ProRehab is a private practice, outpatient, physical and occupational therapy main clinic is in the MEDPark Medical Center, located on the corner of 32nd Avenue and 45th Street in South Fargo. ProRehab has a satellite clinic located on the Touchmark campus in Fargo.

4450 31st Ave S., Suite 104
Fargo, ND 58103

Tel: (701) 451-9417 Fax: (701) 298-0066
Email: info@prorehab.com

Our clinicians hold certifications in vestibular rehabilitation, strain counterstrain, dry needling, and McKenzie techniques. There are two CBIS specialists and other specialties include Lee Silverman Voice Treatment - BIG Program Certification, Graston/IASTM, Certified Lymphedema Therapists, Kinesio Taping, Lordex Spine System, comprehensive osteoporosis program, ergonomics/functional capacity evaluations, and AlterG anti-gravity treatment.

approved provider RehabVisions' physical, occupational and speech therapists have been serving the community of Dickinson since 1989. We have more than 25 highly skilled professionals at three locations, including St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, St. Benedict's Health Center and our State Avenue Outpatient Clinic. Whether you, a friend or family member have suffered an injury or illness, our rehabilitation therapists will help you achieve the fastest and fullest recovery possible, using the latest technologies and treatment techniques.

683 State Avenue
Dickinson, ND 58601

Tel: (701) 483-9400
Email: info@dickinson.rehabvisions.com

approved provider Outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy are available at this location.

1800 E. Interstate Ave
Bismarck, ND 58503

approved provider Provides a variety of outpatient services in the Fargo area-cognitive rehabilitation, driver evaluation, educational services, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and support groups.

1720 University Drive South
Fargo, ND 58103

Tel: (701) 234-2000

Sarah Ring, MS, CCC-SLP

approved provider Sarah Ring is a Senior Therapist in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Sanford Health Fargo where she has provided cognitive, communication and dysphagia services for nearly 25 years. Sarah has a special interest in acquired brain injury rehabilitation and concussion management across pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. Her clinical practice has spanned acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings including coordinated care clinics. Sarah earned the designation of Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer from the Brain Injury Association of America in 2019, and was nominated Certified Brain Injury Specialist of the Year (2021) by the North Dakota Brain Injury Network. Sarah is an active board member of the North Dakota Brain Injury Advisory Council and serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Sarah feels that it is a true privilege to work with patients and families from across the region on their journey to recovery.

1720 University Drive South
Fargo, ND 58103

Tel: (701) 417-4433
Email: sarah.ring@sanfordhealth.org

Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm CST

Sanford Health Fargo

approved provider Sherrey earned her Master of Science degree from Idaho State University Pocatello in 2000. She has extensive experience with adults and children in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and private practice. Sherrey puts her experience to good use with functional/real life treatment goals and strategies. Sherrey enjoys the opportunity to help improve communication so her patients can enjoy the social aspects of life. She also enjoys helping people safely eat and drink again after injury or illness. Sherrey joined the Onword Therapy team in 2020. CREDENTIALS: Licensed in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota in Speech Language Pathology • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association • Certified Brain Injury Specialist • Certified SPEAK OUT! Voice Treatment • Certified in VitalStim

4450 31st Avenue South, Suite 103
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433
Email: sherrey@onwordtherapy.com

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm CST

approved provider Trinity Health's behavioral health services is committed through preserving and improving the quality of health for the adult, child and families experiencing emotional or behavior disruption, adjustment difficulties, psychiatric illness and much more.

407 3rd Street SE
Minot, ND 58702

Tel: (701) 857-5000

approved provider Dr. Biberdorf provides corrective services for TBI patients and referrals as needed.

2200 South Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Tel: (701) 775-3135

approved provider To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

2101 Elm St.
Fargo, ND 58102

Tel: (701) 239-3700
Toll-Free: (800) 410-9723

The veteran needs to be eligible for VA Healthcare to receive most services provided by the VA.

approved provider Whitney Johnson is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Onword Therapy in Fargo, ND. She earned her Master of Science degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2015. She has experience in both the school and private practice/outpatient setting. Whitney has a strong passion for helping others communicate and advocate across environments. She appreciates the lasting impact each patient has on her as they work toward a common goal together. Whitney's professional expertise include areas of: articulation, language, cognitive-communication, executive functioning, and voice disorders. CREDENTIALS: Licensed in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota in Speech-Language Pathology • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association • Certified Brain Injury Specialist • Certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

4450 31st Ave S. Suite 103
Fargo, ND 58104

Tel: (701) 364-5433
Email: whitney@onwordtherapy.com

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm CST