Indiana Psychological Association - Event Information
September IPA Webinar: Evaluating Cognition in Children with Complex Medical Conditions
IPA 2020 Webinar Series
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit Friday, September 18th, 2020 at Noon
Registrants will receive further information on registering with Zoom Webinar for the presentation.
Evaluating Cognition in Children with Complex Medical Conditions
A number of complex medical conditions can arise in childhood that affect brain development, alter skill trajectories, and shape child-caregiver and child-peer relationships. The overall impact a medical condition will have on a child’s functioning depends on illness-related medical factors, psychosocial factors, and the interaction between the two. When conducted with a pediatric population, neuropsychological evaluation can identify a child’s unique cognitive, emotional, and behavioral profile, highlighting the influence of a significant medical condition on functioning. Neuropsychological research and clinical practice has identified several “classic” profiles associated with common childhood medical disorders. This presentation will review the purpose of neuropsychological evaluation with pediatric populations, identify cognitive processes that are typically affected in common medical conditions, and discuss implications for working with children who have cognitive limitations associated with a medical condition.
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1. Identify the impact of medical disease processes on cognitive development in childhood.
2. Identify "classic" cognitive outcomes associated with common childhood medical conditions.
3. Identify appropriate considerations for working with children who have illness-related cognitive difficulties.
Presenter Bio: Jana B. Chan, PhD, HSPP
Dr. Chan is a clinical assistant professor in the department of Neurology at IU School of Medicine and IU Health. She completed her doctorate at Ohio University, and her internship and residency in pediatric neuropsychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chan has extensive experience evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults with complex medical disorders. She has a particular interest in working with children and families across the range of traumatic brain injury (TBI). She is the attending neuropsychologist on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Riley Hospital for Children and supervises practicum students, interns, and residents in the Indiana University School of Medicine Neuropsychology training program.
Dr. Jana B. Chan
Presenter Bio: Navya N Kamath, PsyD
Navya Kamath, PsyD is a postdoctoral resident at Indiana University School of Medicine/Riley Hospital for Children. She earned her doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2019 and completed her internship at Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital in New York City, NY. Her research and clinical interests include neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes of acquired and congenital medical conditions. Outside the hospital, Dr. Kamath has been enjoying exploring the many attractions that Indianapolis has to offer.
Dr. Navya N. Kamath
Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits. Partial credit cannot be given.
Licensees who attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation form will receive a CE certificate via email.
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, Emeritus-Practicing, and Student Members - $0
IPA Basic and Emeritus-Retired Members - $15
Non-Members - $30