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NeuroOutcomes Lab

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Roberts, S.D., McDonald, K.P., Danguecan, A., Crosbie, J., Westmacott, R., Andrade, B., Dlamini, N., & Williams, T.S. (2019). Longitudinal academic outcomes of children with secondary attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder following pediatric stroke. Journal of Developmental Neuropsychology, advanced e-publication.

Williams, T. S., McDonald, K. P., Roberts, S. D., Westmacott, R. Dlamini, N., & Tam, E.Y. (2019). Understanding early childhood resilience following neonatal brain injury from parents’ perspectives using a mixed-method design. Journal of International Neuropsychology, 25, 390-402.

Williams, T. S., McDonald, K. P., Roberts, S. D., Aloha Kohut, S., Westmacott, R. & Miller, S. (2018). In their own words: developing the Parent Experiences Questionnaire (PEQ) following neonatal brain injury using participatory design. Brain Injury, 1-12.

Williams, T. S., McDonald, K. P., Roberts, S. D., Dlamini, N., deVeber, G., & Westmacott, R. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of learning and psychological diagnoses following pediatric arterial ischemic stroke. Developmental Neuropsychology, 1-14.

Williams, T. S., Roberts, S. D., Coppens, A, Crosbie, J., Dlamini, N., & Westmacott, R. (2017). Secondary attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder following perinatal and childhood stroke: Impact on cognitive and academic outcomes. Child Neuropsychology, 1-21.

Westmacott, R., McDonald, K. P., deVeber, G., MacGregor, D., Moharir, M., Dlamini, N., Askalan, R., & Williams, T. S. (2017). Neurocognitive outcomes in children with unilateral basal ganglia arterial ischemic stroke and secondary hemi-dystonia. Child Neuropsychology.

Westmacott, R., McDonald, K. P., Roberts, S. D., deVeber, G. MacGregor, D., Moharir, M., Dlamini, N., & Williams, T. S. (Accepted, Sept 2018). Predictors of cognitive and academic outcome following childhood subcortical stroke. Developmental Neuropsychology

Westmacott, R., McDonald, K. P., deVeber, G., MacGregor, D., Moharir, M., Dlamini, N., Askalan, R., & Williams, T. S. (2017). Neurocognitive outcomes in children with unilateral basal ganglia arterial ischemic stroke and secondary hemi-dystonia. Child Neuropsychology

Williams, T. S., Westmacott, R., Dlamini, N. Granite, L., Dirks, P. Askalan, R. MacGregor, D. Moharir, M. & deVeber, G. (2012). Intellectual ability and executive function in pediatric moyamoya vasculopathy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54, 30-37.

Abstracts

Ford, M.K., Roberts, S.D., McDonald, K.P., Westmacott, R., & Williams, T.S. (2019, June). Nobody asked me how I was doing: Parent stressors related to raising a child following neonatal brain injury. Poster presented at the annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Green, R., Oyefiade, A., & Williams, T.S. (2019, June). Bayley-III at 18-Months Predicts Intellectual and Behavioural Abilities in Canadian Preschool Children with Hypoxic- Ischemic Encephalopathy. Poster accepted to the annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Roberts, S.D., Ostojic-Aitkens, D., Ford, M.K., Westmacott, R., & Williams, T.S. (2019, June). Parent mental health and child outcomes following neonatal brain injury: Influence of social risk status. Poster presented at the annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Westmacott, R., McGaughey, S., & Williams, T.S. (2019, June). We don’t want to know: Adolescent and parent resistance to follow-up neuroimaging following neonatal stroke. Poster presented at the annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Burek, B., Ford, M.K, Vyas, S., Ravi, M, & Williams, T. (2019, May). New tools for new challenges: Preliminary exploration of a novel eHEALTH intervention for parents of children with early brain injury. Submitted to the annual Centre for Brain and Mental Health.

Ford, M.K., McDonald, K.P., Green, R., Roberts, S.D., & Williams, T.S. (2019, March). Mental health outcomes following neonatal brain injury. Poster presented at the Neurosciences and Mental Health Symposium in Toronto, Ontario.

Roberts, S. D., McDonald, K. P., Grant, B., Sananes, R., Westmacott, R., & Williams, T. S. (2018, June). Healing the hearts of parents: Stress, coping, and needs of parents of children diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, San Diego, CA.

McDonald, K. P., Roberts, S. D., Galvin, C., Sananes, R., Westmacott, R., & Williams, T. S. (2018, June). Looking on the bright side: Parental coping and mental health following a child’s early brain injury. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, San Diego, CA.

Roberts, S. D., Westmacott, R., McDonald, K. P., Crosbie, J., & Williams, T. S. (2017, October). Longitudinal academic outcomes of children with secondary ADHD following pediatric stroke. Poster presented at the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance, Quebec, Ontario.

Westmacott, R. McDonald, K. P., & Williams, T. S. (2017, June). Cognitive and academic outcome following childhood stroke. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Roberts, S. D., McDonald, K. P., Westmacott, R., & Williams, T. S. (2017, June). Learning and mental health diagnoses following pediatric arterial ischemic stroke. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

McDonald, K. P., Armstrong, J., Vincent, M., Williams, T. S., & Westmacott, R. (2017, June). Specific language and attention difficulties following childhood basal ganglia stroke. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Danguecan, A., Williams, T. S., & Westmacott, R. (2017, February). Stability of overall intellectual functioning into early school-age for children with neonatal arterial ischemic stroke. Abstract presented at the biannual meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

DiLorenzo, M., Williams, T. S., McDonald, K. P., & Westmacott, R. (2017, February). Executive Functioning Abilities Predict Later Academic Achievement in Children with Arterial Ischemic Stroke. Abstract presented at the biannual meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Roberts, S.D., Coppens, A.M., Dryer, A.I., Westmacott, R., McDonald, K.P., Crosbie, J., Elik, N., & Williams, T. S. (2016, June) Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Following Pediatric Stroke: Impact on Childhood Development. Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Dryer, A., Roberts, S.D., Westmacott, R., McDonald, K.P & Williams, T. S. (2016, June) Measurement of resiliency in neonatal stroke. Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Westmacott, R., McDonald, K. P., Williams, T. S., and deVeber, G. (2016, June). Maladaptive reorganization following pediatric basal ganglia stroke: Motor, intellectual and academic outcomes. Abstract presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Williams, T. S., Westmacott, R., Askalan, R. MacGregor, D. Moharir, M. and deVeber, G. (2011).  Psychosocial functioning among young adults following pediatric stroke. (Abstract). The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25(4), 607.)

Williams, T. S., Westmacott, R., Askalan, R. MacGregor, D. Moharir, M. and deVeber, G. (2011).  Psychosocial functioning among young adults following pediatric stroke. (Abstract). The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25(4), 607.

Westmacott, R., Williams, T.S., Askalan, R. MacGregor, D. Moharir, M. and deVeber, G. (2011).  Neuropsychological functioning among young adults following pediatric stroke. (Abstract). The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25(4), 606.

Book Chapters

Williams, T. S., Roberts, S. D., & Chau, V. Neuropsychological assessment of preterm children. Physicians Field Guide to Neuropsychology: Collaborative Instruction through Clinical Case Examples. Editor: K. Sanders.

Invited Presentations

Westmacott, R., & Williams, T. (2018, June). Strokes in Little Folks: How pediatric stroke informs understanding of neuroplasticity and vulnerability. American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Williams, T. S. (2017, November). One brain, one child: Optimizing mental health for children and families following early brain injury. Ontario Psychology Association Annual Conference, Toronto.

Williams, T. S. (2017, April). One brain, one child: Optimizing mental health for children and families following early brain injury. Medical Psychiatry Alliance Mental Health Grand Rounds, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

Williams, T.S. & McDonald, K. (2016, Spring). You are stronger than you think: How your brain helps you and others. Presentation on behalf of Centre of Brain and Mental Health at Kingsway College School, Toronto.

Williams, T.S. & McDonald, K. (2015, Fall). Concussion 101: Introduction to Concussion. SickKids: Bring your teen to work day, Toronto.

Williams, T. S. (2014, November). Pediatric Concussion from a Clinical Neuropsychological Perspective: From Injury to Optimal Recovery. Neurosciences Day, the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.

Williams, T. S. (2011, February). The Adolescent Brain. Presentation at the Toronto District School Board Professional Developmental Guidance Conference.