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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

Research activities

We are committed to evaluating outcomes of our program and better understanding the needs of students with intractable epilepsy.

Published Studies

Fuentes A, Kerr EN. Maintenance Effects of Working Memory Intervention (Cogmed) in Children with Symptomatic Epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior (2017).

Kerr EN. Blackwell M.C. Near-transfer effects following working memory intervention (Cogmed) in children with symptomatic epilepsy: An open randomized clinical trial. Epilepsia; 56(11):1784–1792 DOI: 10.1111/epi.13195

Kerr EN, Riches M. (2013) The effectiveness of a specialized learning environment to enhance outcomes of children with cognitive impairment. In G Ronen and P Rosenbaum (Eds) Health and Outcomes in Children, and Young People with Neurological and Developmental Conditions: theory, concepts, evidence and practice, MacKeith Press UK.

Fayed N, Kerr EN. (2009) Identifying occupational issues among children with intractable epilepsy: Individualized versus norm-referenced approaches. Can J Occ Ther 76 (2): 90-96.  Abstract of article: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19456087

Fayed N, Kerr EN. (2009) Comparing quality of life scales in childhood epilepsy: What’s in the measures?  IJDCR 8 (3): E publication.   Full article: www.ijdcr.ca/VOL08_03/articles/fayed.shtml

Humphries T, Neufeld M, Johnson C, Engels K, McKay R. (2005) A pilot study of the effect of Direct Instruction programming  on the academic performance of students with intractable epilepsy.  Epilepsy Behav 6: 405-412. Abstract of article: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15820350

Conference Presentations

Kerr EN, Alavie N, Orfus M, Riches M. (2011)  Effectiveness of Direct Instruction in Remediating Phonological Processing In Students with Intractable Epilepsy, Platform Presentation, American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore USA.