COVID-19 is affecting everyone, right across the world. It is not surprising, then, that practice, research, and teaching of neuropsychology have been substantially disrupted. The INS Global Engagement Committee (GEC) is concerned with supporting development of neuropsychology around the world, and particularly in countries where neuropsychology is less well developed. Members of the GEC from across the world have been discussing how practice, research and teaching are being affected, the issues that members are dealing with, and some of the creative solutions being implemented. Here are a few examples from GEC members that reflect a little of what is happening around the world.
In GEC discussions, Dr. Alberto Fernandez (Argentina), Dr. Alia Ammar (United Arab Emirates), Professor Skye McDonald (Australia), Dr. Natalia Ojeda del Pozo (Spain), Dr. Aparna Dutt (India), Dr. Lingani Mbakile-Mahlanz (Botswana), Dr. Leandro Malloy-Diniz (Brazil), Dr Taina Nybo (Finland) and Dr. Elizabeth Kera (US and Croatia) all mentioned that the question of how best to use teleneuropsychology is being explored in their countries. Clearly this is a topic that is exercising the whole neuropsychology community just now.