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Transdiagnostic approaches to early brain injury: Harnessing neuroprotection through parents and families

Call for Papers

Deadline: 1 April 2020

Guest Editor

Dr. Tricia Williams 

Dr. Tricia Williams is a board certified neuropsychologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in the division of Neurology. She leads the Neonatal Neuropsychological services for assessment and consultation for children and families following neonatal brain injury and associated medical conditions. She has worked at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital as well as Alberta Children’s Hospital and also has a part-time private practice. Dr. Williams’s research focuses on neuropsychological outcomes and opportunities for early interventions following early brain injury. Together with a multi-disciplinary team and an invaluable group of students and research staff, Dr. Williams’s research program aims to learn more about modifiable factors promoting resilience following early brain injury, and to identify modes of service delivery that will optimize neuropsychological outcomes.

The Clinical Neuropsychologist

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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This special issue will focus on findings related to parent and family experiences following early brain injury. The aims are (1) to highlight common parent/family challenges and concerns, and to examine the relationship of such concerns and challenges with a range of child outcomes; (2) to promote understanding of the relationship between disease and parent/family factors that have an impact on neuropsychological and psychosocial outcomes; and (3) to describe innovative strategies and models of care that have the potential to expand and optimize neuropsychological services for children and families following early brain injury.

The focus should be on neonatal brain injury, conditions that affect CNS development (e.g., preterm/ELBW, CHD), or acquired injuries/conditions occurring during initial years of life (<6 years of age). Empirical research or review papers are acceptable. Authors interested in submitting review articles should first contact the Special Issue Guest Editor to ensure their topic does not overlap with review articles that have already been solicited for this special issue.

As examples, appropriate submissions may examine:

  • The diversity in family experiences following early brain injury/related medical conditions
  • The impact of socio-environmental risk factors on outcomes in early pediatric neurological disease
  • How neuropsychological assessment and early interventions impact outcomes for children and their families following early brain injury/CNS related conditions
  • Innovative new models of psychological care that go beyond traditional neuropsychological assessment paradigms
  • Examples of cross-collaboration between neuropsychology and other disciplines in approaching care for children and families following early brain injury

How to submit a paper

Researchers wishing to submit a manuscript in response to this call for papers must submit by April 1, 2020.  

Your paper should be prepared in accordance with The Clinical Neuropsychologist Instructions for Authors, and submitted through the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts peer review site. Please indicate in the cover letter accompanying your manuscript, as well as in the drop-down Special Issue menu in the ScholarOne submission portal, that you would like to have the paper considered for the special issue on: Transdiagnostic approaches to early brain injury.

If you have any questions regarding the special issue, please contact the Special Issue Guest Editor, Dr. Tricia Williams at tricia.williams@sickkids.ca.