Pain in children with neurological impairment | Pain x Complex Care

Learning Objectives

  • Learn an approach to assessing pain in children who have severe neurological impairment and communication impairments (intellectual and/or motor disabilities)
  • Understand when and how to use a few reliable and individualized pain assessment tools for nonverbal children

Alvin Loh, MD, FRCPC Medical Chief of Staff at Surrey Place

Dr. Alvin Loh is the co-lead of the Behaviour Medical Assessment Clinic where he often sees youth with severe communication impairments and behaviours that challenge, and assesses them for physical health issues and pain. He is involved in the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program for Adults at Surrey Place. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Toronto, and teaches medical students, residents and practicing physicians, about communicating with and caring for people with IDD.

Session Materials

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