Alison M Gomes

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This study sought to investigate cognitive outcomes following pediatric arterial ischemic stroke and explore predictors. Participants included 36 children with perinatal or childhood arterial ischemic stroke and a comparison group of 15 children with asthma. Outcomes included cognitive ability, executive functions, and neurological function (Pediatric(More)
The ability to anticipate deficits would help with implementation of interventions for children affected by stroke. The pediatric stroke outcome measure (measure) measures neurological impairment after stroke, but there has been little research examining the relationship between the measure and functional outcomes. We hypothesized the Measure correlates(More)
Mental health and social outcomes following acquired brain injury (ABI) in children are often considered to be due to brain insult, but other factors, such as environment, may also play a role. We assessed mental health and social function in children with chronic illness, with and without stroke (a form of ABI), and typically developing (TD) controls to(More)
BACKGROUND Social functioning encompasses a range of important skills that an individual uses to interact with the social world. Previous studies suggest that social functioning (outcomes) may be impaired after childhood stroke, but research is limited. AIMS We examined the following: (1) the effect of ischemic stroke upon social outcomes in children; (2)(More)
Attention and social functioning and their interrelationships have not been routinely examined in children with early brain insult (EBI). This study aimed to describe attention and social functioning in children with two types of EBI: malformations of cortical development (MCD) and stroke. Children diagnosed with MCD (n = 14, 6 males) or stroke (n = 14, 8(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined whether children with distinct brain disorders show different profiles of strengths and weaknesses in executive functions, and differ from children without brain disorder. METHODS Participants were children with traumatic brain injury (N=82; 8-13 years of age), arterial ischemic stroke (N=36; 6-16 years of age), and brain(More)
Childhood stroke (CS) is a neurological condition occurring in 7:100000 children ( Hartel, Schilling, Sperner, & Theyen, 2004 ). Consequences include physical, cognitive, and language deficits and psychosocial disturbance, with the latter least researched. We critically reviewed the literature over the last 18 years. We identified 16 papers addressing(More)
Limited information is available regarding predictors of psychosocial difficulties in children following stroke. This study aimed to (i) compare social competence of children with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) to those with chronic illness and healthy controls and (ii) investigate the contribution of stroke pathology, neurological outcome and environment.(More)
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