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. He/she 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 including autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. The fellow will be expected to present neuropsychological information at multi-disciplinary patient conferences for children with autism, epilepsy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, congenital heart disease and other cardiac conditions, spina bifida meningomyelocele, and cochlear implantation. He/she will also have the opportunity to assist in WADA procedures for pre-surgical epilepsy patients. The fellow may also participate in minor rotations in psychotherapy, adult neuropsychology, craniofacial clinic, program development with schools, genetics clinic consultation, and neurology clinic consultation. 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
  • Prematurity/low birth weight
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Fetal alcohol and drug exposure
  • Spina bifida and hydrocephalus
  • Hearing impairment and cochlear implantation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Congenital heart disease and other cardiac conditions
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Leukemia
  • Brain tumors
  • Neurodevelopmental delays