Implications of Treatment for ALL on Attention, Memory, and Learning


Sharon Guger, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, AfterCare Program
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Dr. Sharon Guger received her PhD in clinical-developmental psychology at York University in 2000 and then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) with Dr. Brenda Spiegler. Her 16 years of experience as a neuropsychologist have included clinical practice, research, and teaching.

Dr. Guger is a pediatric neuropsychologist with the AfterCare Program in the Division of Haematology/ Oncology where she provides neuropsychology assessment and consultation services primarily to children, teens and transition-aged young adults with a history of leukemia/lymphoma or brain tumours. As well, she is involved in efforts at promoting transition to adult healthcare at both individual and systemic levels. Dr. Guger’s research has focused on developing a better understanding of the long-term outcomes of children and youth with leukemia and brain tumours. Specifically, she is interested in individual and contextual variables that influence disease and treatment-related neurocognitive and psycho-social deficits with the goal of identifying those at greatest risk in order to implement targeted interventions and promote optimal outcome. Dr. Guger is also the Director of Clinical Psychology Training in the Department of Psychology, responsible for practicum, pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship.

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