Jennifer MacSween

Jennifer MacSween
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology

Research interests

Broadly, I am interested in cognitive rehabilitation of aspects of executive function and attention. I am presently conducting research with children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I am also part of a research team that designs and utilizes computerized cognitive training materials as an intervention for children with attention deficits.

Representative publications

Kerns, K., Macoun, S., & MacSween, J. (2014). Attention and executive function training in children with ASD and FASD. Manuscript in preparation.

Kerns, K., MacSween, J., Wekken, S. V., & Grupposo, V. (2011). Investigating the efficacy of an attention training program in children with FASD. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 13, 413-422. doi: 10.3109/17518423.2010.511421.

Irwin, J., MacSween, J., & Kerns, K. (2011). History and evolution of the autism spectrum disorders. In J. L. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.), International handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders (pp. 3-16). New York, NY: Springer.

Representative presentations

MacSween, J., Kerns, K. A., Macoun, S., Pei, J., Hutchinson, M., Rasmussen, C., & Bartle, D. (July 2014). Investigating the efficacy of computerized cognitive intervention for children with FASD and ASD. Poster session presented at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience and the 5th Annual NeuroDevNet Brain Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

Hutchison, M., Pei, J., Kerns, K., MacSween, J., & Rasmussen, C. (May 2013). The evolution of an attention and executive functioning intervention for children and adolescents with an FASD. Poster session presented at the 35th International Conference for Learning and the Brain, Arlington, VA.

MacSween, J., Denys, K., Kerns, K., & Pei, J. (March 2013). Implementing computerized training for cognitive deficits in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Oral session presented at the 2nd Biennial Winter Institute, The Autism Research Training Program, Banff, AB.

Recent awards

  • SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Doctoral CGS
  • UVIC Graduate Fellowship