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Identifying cognitive deficits associated with pediatric brain tumors and their treatment is important in delineating the mechanisms of intellectual decline often associated with these diseases. The authors evaluated sustained attention, information processing speed, working memory, and IQ in 64 patients with posterior fossa tumors, including those treated(More)
The purpose of this review is to examine the status of attention training in children. This body of literature is very small so the review examines available efficacy studies in three paediatric groups: children who have survived cancer affecting the central nervous system (CNS) or whose treatment has impacted the CNS, children with traumatic brain injury(More)
We sought to identify whether deficits in selective attention are present in pediatric brain tumor patients. Selective attention was assessed with covert-orienting, filtering, and visual-search tasks in 54 patients with either (1) posterior fossa (PF) tumors treated with cranial radiation and surgery (n = 22); (2) PF tumors treated with surgery alone (n =(More)
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