Neurorehabilitation Laboratories Sport Concussion & Occupational Rehabilitation (SCORE Lab)
Jaclyn Stephens’ research evaluates adolescents and young adults with sports-related concussion and more severe forms of traumatic brain injury using behavioral measures and neuroimaging techniques, like electroencephalography, functional near infrared spectroscopy, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Specifically, she seeks to better understand the neural physiology of head injury, create innovative behavioral measures for return-to-play evaluations (e.g. virtual reality assessment tools), and develop rehabilitation interventions that facilitate expedited and safe return to meaningful occupations, like sports and recreation.
Stephens, J.A, Salorio, C., Denckla, M., Mostofsky, S., & Suskauer, S. (2016). Subtle motor findings during recovery from pediatric traumatic brain injury: a preliminary report. J Mot Behav, 1-7. doi:10.1080/00222895.2016.1204267.
Stephens, J.A. & Berryhill, M. (2016). Older adults improve on everyday tasks after working memory training and neurostimulation. Brain Stimulation, 9(4)553-559.
Jones, K.T., Stephens, J.A., Alam, M., Bikson, M. and Berryhill, M.E. (2015). Longitudinal neurostimulation in older adults improves working memory. PloS one, 10(4)1-18.
Stephens, J.A., Williamson, K.C., and Berryhill, M.E. (2015). Cognitive rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: A reference for occupational therapists. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 35(1) 5-22.