Supporting the next generation working in Neuropsychology

Recolo is proud to support the MSc Psychology Students at Bristol University and pleased to share the work of our alumni.

Assessing the neuropsychological implications of cerebral palsy in children and their families compared to the general population. Presented at the WNFR Conference July 2021

Authors: Al-Kindi, Q.2, Howse, C.2 & Tucker, P.1,2

Affiliations: Recolo UK Ltd 1; University of Bristol UK2

We surveyed parents of children with and without cerebral palsy to ask them about levels of anxiety and community participation. Children with cerebral palsy were no more anxious than their peers but their parents reported being more anxious than their peers. Children with cerebral palsy had lower levels of participation than their peers. Anxiety of parents ‘mediates’ the relationship between the child’s function and their anxiety. In child rehabilitation, it is important to take into account the emotional state of the parents.

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Functional Ability, Anxiety and Participation in Children with and without Cerebral Palsy: Does Anxiety Mediate?

Authors: Howse, C.2 Al-Kindi, Q.2 & Tucker, P.1,2

Affiliations: Recolo UK Ltd 1; University of Bristol UK2

The survey of parents of children with and without cerebral palsy further investigated the relationship between anxiety and participation of the children. The children without cerebral palsy showed higher levels of participation than their peers with cerebral palsy.  The higher level of functional ability of the child, the greater their participation, from the parents’ report. And this was regardless of their levels of anxiety or separation anxiety. It is therefore important to screen children with cerebral palsy for anxiety when in rehabilitation. 

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How well do we collect our data? Service evaluation.

Authors: Brooks, Emma1, Tucker, Peter1,2, Gosling, Sophie2

Affiliations: University of Bristol1, Recolo UK Ltd2

This service evaluation looks at the difficult and complicated process of collecting clinical data through questionnaires in children and young people’s rehab services. It asks if there are any gaps in the data, where these are, and through interviews with practitioners, what are some of the barriers to data collection. Recommendations include upgrading to an automated data collection system.

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