Globally, over 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer annually. Treatments continue to improve, and children and adolescents are surviving at higher rates. Nonetheless, morbidities of cancer and treatment persist. This includes altered trajectories of cognitive development, executive functions, processing speed, visual-spatial skills, and mood. While those who have experienced a pediatric brain tumor are at greatest risk for neuropsychological late effects, those diagnosed with hematological malignancies or solid organ tumors also experience late effects of cancer and therapies. The team at CHOP has a multitiered surveillance and intervention model to monitor for neuropsychological late effects in accordance with the Standards for the Psychosocial Care of Children With Cancer and Their Families.
- Discuss how various diagnoses, treatments, and demographic and environmental factors contribute to neuropsychological functioning
- Review the multiple domains of neuropsychological abilities, and how these domains impact educational, vocational, and social outcomes
- Identify supports and interventions that improve neuropsychological functioning and quality of life
This seminar focuses on neuropsychology and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Neuropsychological Late Effects of Pediatric Cancer Treatment,” on October 22, 2021.
Additional CHOP Resources:
- Executive Function Consultation, Education and Skills (EXCEL) Clinic
- CHOP Cancer Center Teacher Guide to School Reentry
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Upcoming Healthcare Professionals Events
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