Parents of a Baby or Child Who Has Had a Stroke – Research Opportunity

Interview - Research Child With StrokeThe Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association is partnering with Kenda Grover, Ed. D., a faculty member in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, to assist her in recruiting participants for a research study.

Dr. Grover is conducting research on the experience of parents whose child has had a stroke. Specifically, she is  interested in how parents directed their own learning after the incident to make decisions about cause, treatment options, and recovery.  Participation in the study consists of a 2 to 2 and 1/2 hour interview. The interview can be conducted using by phone, using Skype, or in person. Dr. Grover may be able to travel to meet you for the interview if you live within a reasonable traveling distance of Fayetteville, Arkansas (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, or Texas).

Parents are eligible for the study if they have a child who has had a stroke within the past 6 years.  One or both parents can participate. This initial study may lead to an expanded study in the future. If you would be open to an interview or would like more information, please email Dr. Drover at, or you may call 479-575-2675.

As part of CHASA’s mission to increase scientific and medical knowledge regarding childhood hemiparesis, hemiplegia, hemiplegic cerebral palsy, pediatric stroke, infant stroke, and other causes of hemiplegia in children, we continues to assist investigators in gathering information that may contribute to knowledge in these fields. CHASA does not endorse these studies, but simply provides this information as a courtesy to families and researchers.