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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Thomas Pletschko

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Thomas Pletschko
First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Pletschko

Position Title: Clinical- & Health Psychologist, Neuropsychologist

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Psychology

About Me/My interests: Neuropsychological outcome in pediatric brain tumor patients is a paramount issue. These children and adolescents are especially at high risk of being excluded from everyday life. Therefore, in my research I focus on participation possibilities. Developing strategies that link results from a neuropsychological assessment with day-to-day situations seems promising to me. The framework for my research is the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO).

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:
Address: Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Email: thomas.pletschko@meduniwien.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-40400-1008

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: neuropsychology, ICF, brain tumor, outcome, executive functions

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Pletschko, T., Gmoser, S., Leeb, L., Schwarzinger, A., Slavc, I. & Leiss, U. (in prep.). Advantages of an ICF-based approach in school-reintegration of pediatric brain tumor patients: the Participation Scales 24/7. Journal of School Mental Health.

Pletschko, T., Schwarzinger, A. & Leiss, U. (2011). Assessment of neurocognitive functions in pediatric brain tumor patients based on the ICF. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, Vol. 56 (7), p.1155-1164. Abstracts from the SIOP-psychosocial oncology (SIOP-PPO) meeting, October 21st, 2010, Boston, MA, USA.

Pletschko, T., Khoss, S., Gmoser, S., Leeb, L., Slavc, I. & Leiss, U. (2010). Clinical application of the ICF-based school participation scales (SPS) in children with brain tumors. Neuro-Oncology, 12 (6). Abstracts from the 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology in Vienna, June 20-23.

Pletschko, T., Rupp, B., Leiss, U., Formann, A. & Slavc, I. (2009). The influence of visuo-motor-functioning and processing speed on cognitive performance of pediatric patients with Medulloblastoma. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, Vol. 53 (5), p.872. Abstracts of the 41st Annual Conference of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology in Sao Paulo, October 5-9.

Rupp, B., Pletschko, T., Leiss, U., Slavc, I. & Formann, A. (2008). Do we still need IQ Scores? Misleading interpretations of neurocognitive outcome in paediatric patients with Medulloblastoma [Abstract]. In: SIOP Abstract Book 2008: 40th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, October 2-6 in Berlin.


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