Brainchild

Establishing a neuropsychological outcome database for youth with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Using data obtained from clinical assessments conducted in the Neurosciences program at Alberta Children’s Hospital, we are establishing an outcome database to helps us study the various outcomes of youth with neurological disorders.


Neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders have adverse effects on a child’s brain. Depending on the disorder, how the brain is affected, and the stage of development, these adverse effects can potentially impact a child’s ability to pay attention, concentrate, understand and produce language, remember, and reason. From an outcome perspective, it is important to understand the effects of various disorders on a child’s cognitive development. Our goal is to establish a comprehensive neuropsychological outcome database in order to begin to study the cognitive, behavioural, and psychosocial outcomes of children and adolescents with various neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders.

Study Status:
The Brainchild study is an ongoing study working in collaboration with the Neurosciences program at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Sample Published Paper:
Insomnia in Adolescents with Slow Recovery from Concussion.

Brainchild