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Pediatric Stroke Task Force

 

The mission of the Stroke ISIG Pediatric Stroke Task Force is to advance clinical practice and scientific knowledge related to rehabilitation of pediatric stroke. Stroke affects 25 in 100,000 newborns and 12 in 100,000 children under 18 years of age, including those with arterial ischemic stroke, vascular cerebral hemorrhage and venous thrombosis. Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death in children. Fifty to 80% of survivors suffer long-term functional sequelae including motor, communication and neuropsychological impairments, and epilepsy.  

The needs of children with stroke are unique across the continuum of care, from acute hospital care to in-patient rehabilitation to community reintegration. The Pediatric Stroke Task Force aims to organize experts from multiple disciplines and from around the world to promote best practices and research to meet the needs of children recovering from stroke and their caregivers.

 

CALLING ALL MUSIC THERAPISTS

The Pediatric Stroke Task Force is looking for music therapists to join the mission of advancing clinical practice and scientific knowledge related to rehabilitation of pediatric stroke. If you are interested, please contact Todd Levy.

CO-CHAIRS

 

Todd J. Levy, MS, OTR/L, CBIST

Todd J. Levy, MS, OTR/L, CBIST

CO-CHAIR

Clinical Specialist
Center for Rehabilitation
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Rebecca Ichord, MD

Rebecca Ichord, MD

CO-CHAIR

Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Director, Pediatric Stroke Program
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

GOALS FOR FY2019

  • Organize an interdisciplinary group of experts committed to advancing pediatric stroke rehabilitation
  • Present an interdisciplinary approach to pediatric stroke at the annual conference
  • Review and recommend research directions

Develop a process to create clinical practice job aids and evidence-based practice guidelines for pediatric stroke rehabilitation