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Pediatric Oncology: Brain Tumors and Cancer Survivorship

presented by Jessica Sparrow, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

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Financial— Jessica Sparrow receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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Children with childhood cancers as well as survivors of childhood cancer may experience limitations in occupational performance across a variety of settings. The purpose and main objective of this course is to provide information and evidence-based recommendations to assist occupational therapy practitioners in effectively providing occupation therapy services to these unique populations.

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Jessica Sparrow, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Jessica Sparrow has been an occupational therapist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 10 years and has been in the lead therapist position there for 6 years. During this time, a focus of her clinical services has been devoted almost exclusively to children with functional deficits and related limitations in occupational performance due to…

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1. The Role of Occupational Therapy in Pediatric Oncology

This chapter provides a brief overview of the current state of rehabilitation and occupational therapy services in oncology. Additionally, this chapter provides an introduction to the role of OT throughout the continuum of pediatric oncology care.

2. The Role of Occupational Therapy for Children With a Brain Tumor

This chapter provides an overview of the basic epidemiology, medical management, and resulting impairments in function for children who are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Additionally, an evidence-based overview of occupational therapy assessments and interventions specific to this population will be provided.

3. Neurocognitive Impairments in Childhood Cancer: OT Assessments and Intervention

This chapter provides an overview of the neurocognitive impairments children with cancer may experience and related occupational performance deficits. It also provides recommendations for assessment tools and intervention strategies for management of neurocognitive deficits in children with cancer.

4. Survivors of Childhood Cancer and the OT Role

This chapter provides an overview of long-term effects and related functional impairments survivors of childhood cancer may experience as a result of diagnosis and treatment. Common occupational performance deficits amenable to occupational therapy are identified, including return to school, fatigue, and education for survivors of childhood cancer. This chapter concludes with a brief discussion of helpful resources for the OT providing services to survivors of childhood cancer.

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