Cerebellar Neoplasms; Child Psychology; Cognition; Neurofibromatosis 1; Neurooncology; Neuropsychological Tests; Neuropsychology; Social Participation
Participation in everyday life is a key element to a good quality of life. Patients with chronic illnesses, especially children with impaired neurocognitive functioning often suffer from participation restrictions. Therefore, my primary research focus lies on the development of ICF-based methods measuring participation and neurocognitive functioning of pediatric CNS-tumor patients and patients with neurofibromatosis type I. A comprehensive "standard of care" neuropsychological assessment and neuropsychological therapy seems to be of utmost importance in oncological aftercare. Therefore, my research is directed at understanding the neuropsychological, biological and genetic mechanisms behind functional impairments, with a special interest in cerebellar tumors and neurofibromatosis.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Pletschko, T., Schwarzinger, A., Weiler, L. & Leiss, U. (2015). Partizipationsskalen (PS 24/7). Available at: http://kinderklinik.meduniwien.ac.at/fileadmin/kinderklinik/Psych-SA_Neo/PS24-7/Handbuch.pdf