Mental Health Problems in Children with Neuromotor Disabilities

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/12/06 22:09

This presentation is based on the content of the Canadian pediatric society position statement "Mental health problems in children with neuromotor disabilities". Using the world health organization's international classification of functioning as a framework, we present cases and describe a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to mental health symptoms in children with neuromotor disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida. Broader systems issues, including the need for care over multiple agencies, are discussed.

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head photo pres.pngDr. Benjamin Klein

Benjamin Klein is a developmental pediatrician at Lansdowne Children’s Center in Brantford Ontario Canada, an assistant clinical professor in the department of pediatrics at McMaster University and a member of the developmental disabilities and mental health committee of the Canadian pediatric society. He completed pediatrics residency and sub specialty residency in developmental pediatrics at McMaster University, and medical school at the University of Western Ontario. He has interests in child welfare involved children with disabilities and the intersection of mental health and developmental disabilities and systems of care supporting children with disabilities.

lynda.jpgLynda Field-Newhouse 

Lynda has been employed at Lansdowne Children's Centre since 2002 in the inaugural position of Family Service Coordinator. Lynda provides extensive care coordination to families with children who have complex medical or developmental needs.  Lynda also provides support to families whose child is entering a time of transition into school, high school or onto adult services.

Prior to her work at Lansdowne Children's Centre Lynda was a Residential Counsellor at W. Ross Macdonald School for The Visually Impaired for 16 years.

Lynda graduated with a degree in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and is a registered Social Worker.

Lynda lives in Brantford, Ontario with her husband Al and is the proud mom of two adult children.

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