March 5, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 5, 2019) - The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has launched an innovative cognitive program and study using driving simulators. The program allows pediatric cancer patients and their siblings to participate in fun, therapeutic activities while providing valuable information about children’s cognitive control skills. Driving simulators have been used around the world to improve the cognitive and executive function of intact and injured brains.

Some childhood cancer survivors develop learning problems, called cognitive impairments, as a result of the disease or cancer treatment. These problems affect cognitive control skills such as paying attention, how fast the brain works, memory, hand-eye coordination, and being able to stop and think. “Cancer treatment is especially aggressive for young children, and we’re grateful that the survival rate has increased to 80%. However, because treatment occurs while children are still growing, some side effects...

February 13, 2019

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer offers an innovative drumming therapy program at Children’s of Alabama, which allows young patients to express themselves through playing the drums and receive therapy at the same time.

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Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 

1705 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN  37404


phone: 423.243.3471    fax: 423-498-3581