The main rotation is in our outpatient clinic. This involves interviews, testing, and feedback appointments for children and young adults with a variety of medical issues. We commonly see a variety of medical conditions including epilepsy, cancers, TBI, birth defects, premature birth, genetic conditions, and cerebral palsy. We also see a variety of mental health conditions including ADHD and LD.
The secondary rotation is in our mild TBI clinic – the Brain Care Clinic. These children have recently released from the hospital. We monitor sub-acute symptoms and recovery, assessing (briefly) cognitive functioning and psychiatric symptoms following the mild TBI. The clinic helps monitor recovery from brain injury until the child is back to baseline.
There is also a minor rotation as a consultant to our multi-disciplinary clinics for spina bifida and cancer survivors. The fellow’s role in these clinics is consultation only, without cognitive assessment. Each of these clinics occurs twice per month.
Clinical expectations are:
- 2 outpatients per week
- 2-4 of the mild TBI multi-disciplinary clinic patients per week (appointments are about 1 hour long)
- Staffing each of the consultation clinics twice per month (number of patients in each clinic is variable)