Title : What is wrong with me? The effects of Post Acute Sequelae of SARS-COV-2 infection (PASC) long covid on youth with substance use disorder
This presentation will address the multidisciplinary neuropsychological assessment and intervention services for youth with Long Covid (PASC) coupled with sustaining recovery involving substance use disorder. However, since the impetus of COVID-19 as of March 2020, many children and youth worldwide have experienced and suffered the ramifications of fall-out from PASC. An area that has brought complexity to the assessment and intervention process is PASC’s couple with Youth in recovery involving Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Developmental Histories of Youth typically review for interview(s) of parents/guardians and school professionals, academic records for grades including teacher comments, classroom observations, and other qualitative and quantitative sources of medical history. However, further impact and benefits of neuropsychological assessment, the use of additional tools helpful to assess the fall-out of PASC, and wrap-around services will be explored. Overall, this presentation will suggest areas to look further beyond a standard developmental history to include various aspects of psycho-educational, neuro-educational, and medical co-morbidities coupled with substance use disorder, that may impact a youngster’s return to life demands and learning.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Review of the World Health Organization Definition of Post Covid 19 (PACS)
- Exposure to the Long Covid (PASC) National Research Action Plan (2022)
- Research studies that will guide specific neuro-cognitive areas to assess involving PASC.
- A proposed extended PASC developmental history involving 6 neuro-cognitive areas will be reviewed
- Exploration of a three Prong Index to assist with conceptualization of a neuropsychological assessment
- Exposure to neuropsychological tools to assist with wrap around services via the implementation of a brief case analysis.