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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.

 

CALL FOR MUSIC THERAPISTS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, & NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS

The Pediatric Stroke Task Force is looking for music therapists, psychologists and neuropsychologists 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

2019-2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Present 3 symposiums on pediatric stroke
  • Waiting on input from the communications committee on a Return to Learn IEP. We have a draft of an NMES I/EP. We have an outline on for an I/EP on choosing interventions and dosing for UE chronic hemiparesis based on some new reviews. A few others are in early states.
  • Prepare a white paper to demonstrating gaps in pediatric stroke research, required funding, and a pathway towards progress. We seem to have a direction (apply for NIH funding for meeting)

 

GOALS FOR 2020-2021

  • Continue with progress on goals