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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Jenny Archibald, B.A., D.C.S.

The Hospital for Sick Children

Phone: 416-813-6162
Fax: 416-813-8839
Email: jenny.archibald@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Joined the Psychology Department in March 1999 and initially worked on the Child Head Injury Neurobehavioral Outcome Project as a Psychometrist until 2003.

Clinical Care Activities

In January 2003 I joined the Haematology/Oncology Aftercare/Long-Term Follow-Up team working as a Psychometrist. I recently also began working with children who are on treatment for various types of cancer. I administer neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessments to children and young adults.

Research Interests

Neurocognitive outcomes in children following treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia,and various brain tumors including those with crainopharyngiomas.

The genetics of reading disabilites in children

The assessment and treatment of developmental reading disorders

Neurobehavioral outcome of children with head injuries.

Research Activities

Since March 2003 I have worked as a psychometrist on the Genetics of Reading Disabilities Project.

Occasionally, I consult as a psychometrist to the Learning Disabilities Research Program.


Hanten, Gerri; Dennis, Maureen; Zhang, Lifang; Barnes, Marcia; Roberson, Garland; Archibald, Jennifer; Song, James; Levin, Harvey S. Childhood Head Injury and Metacognitive Processes in Language and Memory. [References]. [Journal; Peer Reviewed Journal] Developmental Neuropsychology. Vol 25(1-2) 2004, 85-106.

Roncadin, C., Guger, S., Archibald, J., Barnes, M. A., & Dennis, M. (2004). Working memory after mild, moderate, or severe childhood closed head injury. Developmental Neuropsychology Vol 25(1-2) 2004, 21-36.

Roncadin, C., Archibald, J. L., Barnes, M., Schachar, R., & Dennis, M. (2003). Parent ratings of executive function after childhood closed head injury [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 140.

Dennis, M., Roncadin, C., Barnes, M. A., Guger, S., & Archibald, J. (2000). Working memory after mild, moderate, or severe childhood head injury [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 6, 132.