National COVID Conference

What We Know and Don’t Know About Pediatric Long-COVID 


Virtual Conference - April 21-22, 2023

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Woodcock Institute for Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice • Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas

Office of Research and Sponsored Program • Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas  

Educators and parents are just now beginning to realize the long-term impact that COVID infection, as well as the COVID pandemic experience itself, has had on children and adolescents. Approximately 15 million children and adolescents in the United States have reportedly tested positive for COVID variants, and it is estimated that up to 60% or more of this population will experience lingering neuropsychological and/or medical symptoms. Long-term ramifications and illness related to COVID is currently being referred to as "long-COVID" or Post-Acute Covid Syndrome and is being equated to chronic illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFW), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), or Fibromyalgia. The pandemic has also affected children and adolescents who did not test positive for COVID or experience Covid infection, but whose quality of educational experiences may have been altered significantly during the active transmission/pandemic period. The long-term effects of "lack of educational opportunity" for many children and youth, especially those with pre-existing disabilities has led to educational deficits which must be addressed in the short and long-term. Additionally, school and pediatric professionals must begin the task of determining what changes are necessary within assessment, diagnostic, and intervention practices in order to effectively address the needs of children and adolescents impacted by Covid and the pandemic. The purpose of this virtual conference is to educate professionals who work with children and youth about what signs to look for in children with long-COVID, to address relevant school-based and pediatric practices, and to review rehabilitative and intervention resources for schools, children and families.

This two day virtual conference hosted leading experts in the field. The presentations and discussions were within the following sections:

Day One:

Day Two:

All of the sessions were recorded and available to view/listen for up to the end of July 2023. 

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