Lakeview's Use of Neuropsychological Assessment in the Treatment of Brain Tumor Complications

On September 14-17, Lakeview intern, NicoleJoanne Wood, PsyD, presented her research poster on "Neuropsychological Sequellae in an Adolescent with Hypothalamic Glioma Resection, Panyhypopituitarism, and VP Shunt:  Implications for Treatment" at the North American Brain Injury Society Conference in New Orleans, LA (www.nabis.org).  The poster demonstrated the success of treatment plans rooted in neuropsychological assessment.  Treatment plans included memory cues, schedules, pre-teaching, staff psychoeducation, planned ignoring of behaviors to decrease, and safety considerations.  The patient showed a 97% decreased of self-injurious behavior and a 93% decrease in aggressive behavior.  Dr. Wood's research exemplifies Lakeview's state of the art treatment of individuals with complex clinical presentations.