Sarah J Macoun

Sarah J Macoun
Position
Assistant Professor
Psychology
Credentials

Ph.D. 2001 (University of Victoria) Joined Department in July 2016

Contact
Office: COR A196

My speciality area is Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology. My research program is focused on cognitive rehabilitation of attention and working memory deficits in children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Premature Birth, and Learning Disorders.  I am interested in school and parent delivery models for cognitive training and the facilitative impact of attention and working memory training on the outcome of other interventions.  My other line of research includes motor systems and executive control of motor behaviours in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  My clinical specialty includes assessment and diagnostics in neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, and neuropsychological assessment, consultation and program planning within educational contexts.

Interests

  • Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention and Executive Function

Representative publications

Macoun, S.J. & Kerns, K.A. (September 2016). Evidence of motor control difficulties in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. World Biomedical Frontiers, Section of NeuroScience, http://biomedfrontiers.org/neuro-2016-9-5/

Macoun, S.J. & Kerns, K.A.  (2016). Evidence of motor-control difficulties in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder explored through a hierarchical motor systems perspective, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38 (2), 183-96. 

Kerns, K.A., Macoun, S.J. & Macsween, J.  (2016). Attention and working memory training: a feasibility study in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  Applied Neuropsychology: Child, (0), 1-17.

Macoun, S.J., Kerns, K.A., & Sung, A. (2014). Direct attention and executive function cognitive training in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20(S1), 57. Published Abstract.

Kerns, K.A. & Macoun, S.J. (2014).  Contextual Memory in children with ADHD.  International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 60 (3), 184-197.

Archibald [Macoun], S.J., Kerns, K.A., & Ismay, L. (2005). Utilization behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 367-375.