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EPL On the Edge Speaker Series

On the Edge: Why your Child Should Receive Early Psychological Assessment (and no, this isn't for our financial gain)!

Join Eliza Li and her guest Muhammad Khan as they explain the importance of early psychological assessment for children. These tests can help parents and educators understand the strengths and weaknesses of their child, potentially guiding the implementation of supports in the classroom and at home. Children with early brain injury, particularly in the perinatal stroke population, can benefit from early neuropsychological assessment which can alert medical and psychological professionals to symptoms that may not present at birth. Eliza and Muhammad are researchers looking at the cognitive and functional outcomes in children with perinatal stroke. With their different educational backgrounds (one in clinical child psychology and the other in neuroscience), they bring unique perspectives in their analysis of the existing research and their own. By combining these perspectives, they seek to build a more comprehensive picture of the outcomes among the perinatal stroke population.

When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Location: Strathcona Library

About the presenters: 

Eliza Li is a master’s student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Alberta. Her current project is in collaboration with the larger research cohort study, the Alberta Perinatal Stroke Project (APSP), and her work has been generously funded by CIHR CGS M and WCHRI. Although school has consumed most of her life, you will sometimes catch her hanging out with her friends or playing video games in her natural habitat: the great indoors.

Muhammad Khan is a fourth-year undergraduate neuroscience student at the University of Alberta.


About On the Edge: Speaker Series

On the Edge is a speaker series featuring cutting edge research presented by scholars and researchers from Edmonton's academic community. It is presented by the University of Alberta's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and hosted at the Strathcona Library Branch every month. Everyone is invited to attend these sessions.

To learn how to be a presenter for "On the Edge", please contact or Charity Slobod at