Clinical Training

The fellowship is two years in duration. The fellow will conduct two to three outpatient pediatric neuropsychological evaluations per week. The fellow will be responsible for the administration and scoring of test protocols and for preparation of reports. The fellow will lead parent and child interviews. They will also work with the faculty to draft reports and provide feedback to families and referral sources. The fellow will also be involved in several multi-disciplinary clinics within the division including Autism Clinic, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Drug Exposure Clinic, and Smooth Transitions to Adulthood with Rainbow (STAR) Clinic. The fellow will be expected to present neuropsychological information at multi-disciplinary patient conferences within other divisions of the hospital for children with epilepsy, congenital heart disease and other cardiac conditions, spina bifida meningomyelocele, and cochlear implantation. They will also have the opportunity to assist in WADA procedures for pre-surgical epilepsy patients. The fellow will participate in minor rotations in psychotherapy and craniofacial clinic. The fellow will have shadowing opportunities with the adult neuropsychology program, cochlear clinics, genetics clinics, neurology clinics, and sleep clinics. The fellow will devote approximately 70-75% of his/her time to clinical activities.

The client populations served through the Division of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology includes a wide range of medical, neurological, psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental disorders. The client population generally ranges in age from 1-22 years old. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the evaluation of children with the following conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Spina bifida and hydrocephalus
  • Congenital heart disease and other cardiac conditions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Leukemia
  • Brain tumors
  • Kidney Disease/Kidney Transplant
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Prematurity/low birth weight
  • Fetal alcohol and drug exposure
  • Hearing impairment and cochlear implantation
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurodevelopmental delays