The Division of Neuropsychology provides outpatient evaluations to children from preschool through young adulthood. Children commonly seen for neuropsychological services include those with known medical or neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, brain tumor, leukemia, sickle cell, genetic conditions, congenital heart disease, concussion, as well as those with neurodevelopmental disorders. Interns will gain experience in test administration, scoring, interpretation, report writing, and verbal communication of results to families and other professionals, supervised by a neuropsychologist. Interns are invited to participate in the weekly pediatric neuropsychology seminar and other didactic opportunities.
The standard rotation (one day/week for six months) can be described as an exposure to clinical neuropsychology using the taxonomy for education and training guidelines. An enhanced pediatric neuropsychology experience (two days/week for six months; can combine two rotations in neuropsychology and/ or the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)) can be made available to those for whom this is a specialty interest area or who wish to prepare for a future postdoctoral researcher in neuropsychology. Interns may be exposed to one or more of the following specific clinical populations:
- General medical/neurodevelopmental disorders
- Attention and executive function disorders (Executive Function Clinic)
- Mild traumatic brain injury/sports concussions