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Speaker – Heather Pedersen

Kimberly Hill - Saturday, February 16, 2019


Please join us March 29-30, 2019 at our 12th Annual Conference … “EXPANDING POSSIBILITIES.” On Friday and Saturday, professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury, neurology, and rehabilitation while earning up to 12 CEUs. On “Survivor Saturday,” survivors will participate in hands on workshops, socialize with others and hear motivational and helpful presentations. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found at www.biala.org or info@biala.org.



Heather Pedersen, Ph.D. will be presenting to professionals on Friday, March 29th at 8:45 am on TBI, Cognitive Deficits, and Multi-Modal Learning”

Dr. Heather Pedersen obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of North Dakota. Her internship was completed at the Veterans Affairs Maine Healthcare System and she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UT Health Sciences Center Consortium. She has worked in medical centers, inpatient medical and mental health hospitals, and mental health clinics. She licensed in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Arizona.

Dr. Pedersen works with adults (ages 18+), although she particularly enjoys working with geriatric populations. She completes neuropsychological evaluations with individuals who have experienced or been diagnosed with conditions that can impact brain function: traumatic events (such as head injury or stroke), medical conditions (such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders), substance use disorders, dementing processes (such as Alzheimer’s or Lewy Body diseases), and/or some developmental disorders (such as FAS/FAE or cerebral palsy).

Dr. Pedersen has significant publications and research on sports concussions, behavioral health issues, and cognitive testing for persons with visual impairments. She has taught seminars on multiple sclerosis, dementia screening, and apraxia. She is open to accepting speaking engagements with providers and/or community members on a variety of topics related to neuropsychology.