Highlights from “Road to Recovery” after Childhood Stroke Workshop

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Stroke Notes

On Nov. 4, 2017, the Pediatric Stroke Program hosted “Road to Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities in Cognitive and Behavioral Recovery after Childhood Stroke.” Objectives for the day were:

  • Provide an overview of current knowledge about cognitive and behavioral recovery after stroke in children
  • Learn about research approaches and opportunities to better understand cognitive recovery after stroke in children
  • Learn about interventions currently used to promote cognitive and behavioral recovery after brain injury in comparable populations
  • Identify strategies and priorities for future research targeting these problems going forward

Guest speakers presented on a variety of topics, such as recovery and repair of cognition after stroke, language development and recovery after stroke, word retrieval rehabilitation in adult stroke survivors, cognitive rehabilitation, and behavioral health interventions.

Approximately 30 healthcare professionals from a variety of specialties (physicians, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, social work and education) attended the day long symposium.

The event provided a much-needed opportunity to discuss an area of pediatric stroke recovery that has significant research potential.

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