Resources & Treatment Options: Functional Neurology, Speech Pathology, Clubhouses & Camps(Episode 3)

Ever wanted to learn more of the options out there to help with brain injury? Listen for some great information about clubhouses, camps, speech language pathology, and functional neurology.


-Brain injury clubhouses help with life skills, independence, community, and readiness for employment.

-Brain injury camps empower survivors to be themselves.

-Speech Language Pathology is about more than speech, it can help with communication, cognition, executive functioning, and more.

-Functional Neurology is an approach that works to integrate multiple different systems to improve neurological function, and can help with many different types and stages of brain injuries.


0:00 - Intro

1:33 - Clubhouses & Camps

16:30 - Speech Language Pathology

35:29 - Functional Neurology


- Kyle Sloan is on staff at Beacon House brain injury clubhouse in Va. Beach, VA, and has recently joined the board of directors for the International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance (IBICA). Kyle was first introduced to the brain injury community in 2003 at Camp Bruce McCoy in Chesapeake VA, where he has now been involved every year for the last 17 years. Kyle’s goal is to always serve survivors and provide the opportunities that they need in order to be a part of a community.

Kyle immediately fell in love with the Brain injury community after his first year of working at

Camp Bruce McCoy. After being involved with CBM for several years Kyle knew that he wanted his future career to be focused on serving the brain injury community. Kyle’s passion is to provide the services that all survivors need in order to get as much of their life back as possible. Kyle enjoys assisting the members of the clubhouse and teaching them new methods of completing a task. Kyle’s goal is to always serve survivors and provide the opportunities that they need in order to be a part of a community. Serving the brain injury community is not about receiving a large income. It’s about serving survivors and showing them that their life is far from over.

Find a Clubhouse - IBICA:

Beacon House:

Camp Bruce McCoy:

- Nan Kennelly has over 26 years of experience treating cognitive-communication disorders related to brain injury. She is both owner and treating speech-language pathologist at Onword Therapy, a private practice in Fargo ND that specializes in treatment of brain injury related difficulties. Nan is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Trainer and serves as chair of the ND Brain Injury Advisory Council. Nan has a passion to both educate and advocate for individuals living with brain injury. You can learn more about Onword Therapy on their website: or Facebook page

- Dr. Jeremy Schmoe, DC DACNB FACFN FABBIR, is the founder and director of The Functional Neurology Center and Co Developer of The Brain Health Online Summit. Over the past 10 years he has been working with patients with complex neurological dysfunction. He has treated thousands of patients with head injuries, vertigo, dysautonomia, dizziness, movement disorders, neuro-degenerative and developmental disorders. He enjoys seeing the most complex cases Integrating neuro-rehab, manual therapy, lab work and nutrition.

He has worked with many professional NHL and KHL hockey players and has been highlighted in Minnesota Hockey Magazine. He has also been in The Huffington Post, Experience Life Magazine and WCCO for his work. He specializes in working with post concussion syndrome and vestibular symptoms, which is his passion. He has lectured Nationally and Internationally in Canada and England for the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board DACNB, passed the FACFN examination and was the valedictorian of the 2015 FABBIR Carrick Institute TBI program.

He has presented at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Annual Conference, North Dakota TBI Network and in Washington DC at the Federal Interagency TBI Conference. He has been a guest on numerous podcasts and has presented at the University of Minnesota annual sports symposium as well as the Minnesota Chiropractic Association Concussion Conference and annual conference. He enjoys educating other providers and patients on functional neurology. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He lives and practices in Minnesota. His wife Erin is also a chiropractor and they have a 3 month old daughter named Willow and a 5 year old dog named Burrberry who likes to hang at the clinic. His center in Minnesota has seen thousands of patients in an intensive care model helping with Post Concussion, Dizziness, Vertigo, Dysautonomia, TBI and ABI.

The Functional Neurology Center:


Website: Support Group: Instagram: @hopeafterheadinjury

Every Tuesday at 7pm Eastern, Cristabelle hosts a live virtual brain injury encouragement chat at - would love to invite you to join!


Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, writer, and podcast host. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, she began to write music. Since then, she has surpassed medical expectations and thrived in her newfound gift of music; she has come from re-learning daily life tasks in brain injury rehabilitation to setting her feet firmly on the ground as a songwriter, speaker, and artist with a message of hope. Cristabelle has continually persevered through the daily challenges that come with living with a brain injury, and through her setbacks, re-injuries, and struggles, discovered a stronger and clearer voice and message. In 2020 she launched an inspirational and uplifting podcast called Declaration Life. Her journey has inspired her to become a passionate advocate for brain injury, lobbying on a statewide and national level with the Brain Injury Association of America, as well as personally working hard to provide support and encouragement to brain injury survivors and their families through her online community Hope After Head Injury.

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