Tracking of neurocognitive outcomes over time in children with perinatal stroke and associated complex medical conditions: a case series

Academic Article


  • Neurocognitive outcomes in children with perinatal stroke are complicated by additional neurological/medical factors. The main objective of this study was to retrospectively examine long-term neurocognitive outcomes in five children with perinatal stroke with increasingly complex comorbidities; ages 5–7 at first evaluation. Results revealed that intelligence and academic skills were significantly decreased in cases with combined perinatal stroke and comorbidities. Early language development was particularly vulnerable to disruption over time in children with increasing medical complexity. The delayed emergence of neurocognitive deficits emphasizes the need for serial assessment of neurocognitive development to identify early services and interventions.
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  • Neurocase  Journal
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    Author List

  • Murdaugh D; Morris S; O’Toole K
  • Start Page

  • 195
  • End Page

  • 203
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 4