Child Cancer Foundation funds iPads for neuropsychological assessments at Starship
We have recently provided funding for two iPads for Starship Children’s Hospital's neuropsychology team.
We are thrilled to announce that we have recently provided funding for two iPads for Starship Children’s Hospital’s neuropsychology team to aid in the assessments of children who have gone through cancer.
The neuropsychology team at Starship is responsible for assessing the cognitive and psychological development of children who have been through cancer treatment, particularly those who have been treated for brain tumours.
Accurate assessments are crucial for identifying any potential long-term effects of cancer treatment, such as learning difficulties, memory loss and emotional issues. They play an important role in determining which tamariki need long-term psychological support.
However, the traditional paper assessments that have been used until now have been labour-intensive and unappealing to children. The new iPads will allow the neuropsychology team to complete assessments in a much more child-friendly and interactive way.
The funding for these iPads was provided through Child Cancer Foundation’s Health Professionals Grant, which provides funding for health professionals who provide treatment for children with cancer in New Zealand.
The grant is designed to support the vital work of these professionals and ensure that children with cancer receive the best possible care. The funding for the iPads is just one example of how the grant is making a difference in the lives of tamariki with cancer.
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