The specialty of pediatric neuropsychology employs knowledge of the developing brain and its relationship to cognition and behavior in the evaluation and treatment of children with known or suspected neurological dysfunction.
The specialist in pediatric neuropsychology is trained to diagnose and treat the cognitive and behavioral problems of the developing child as related to their neurological status.
Pediatric neuropsychology services at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Services include brief and in-depth evaluation, consultation to the referring professional to assist with ongoing management or treatment, and consultation with the family and patient.
Indications for Service
Neuropsychological evaluation is indicated for a variety of disorders including: problems of learning or behavior thought to be related to a neurologic origin (e.g., epilepsy, acquired brain injury); medical disorders which affect neurological functioning (e.g., endocrine, cardiac, respiratory, neoplasms, neurotoxins); or psychiatric conditions that would be more fully understood with in-depth examination of neuropsychological factors.
Goals of Service
The goal of the service is to provide an in-depth understanding of the child's functional strengths and deficits with pragmatic recommendations for short-term and long-term treatment planning. The pediatric neuropsychological evaluation examines a wide spectrum of functions in children that can be affected by neurological dysfunction including:
Neuropsychologic consultation can complement ongoing pediatric, neurologic, and psychologic/ psychiatric services by defining the neurologically-related aspects of the child/ adolescent's functional difficulties.
Qualifications of Applicants
Applicants must have completed all requirements of an APA accredited doctoral program and internship with a specialization in child clinical psychology, pediatric psychology/neuropsychology, or school psychology with a neuropsychology focus.
The fellowship in neuropsychology begins on September 5, 2009. Application deadline is January 23, 2009.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Neuropsychology will be participating in the APPCN Resident Matching Program (Program Code Number: 9093).
Details about the matching program can be obtained at the APPCN Web site: http://www.appcn.org.
All applicants for this position must register with the National Matching Service.
To complete a full application, applicants are asked to send the following materials by January 23, 2009.
Interviews will be conducted at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in Boston, February 1-4, 2009.
Please send information to:
Antolin M. Llorente, Ph.D.,
Division of Neuropsychology
Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
Division of Psychology/Neuropsychology
1708 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Appointments for neuropsychological services can be arranged directly by contacting the Intake and Scheduling Specialist at 410-578-5199 or email@example.com.
Requests for services should include the nature of the problem, relevant history, and any pertinent medical, psychiatric, or educational findings. Questions regarding potential referrals can also be directed to the department at 410-578- 5080.
Indications for Referral
The pediatric neuropsychology service provides inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment to children of all ages, infancy to young adult, whose cognitive and/or behavioral functioning is compromised due to neurological dysfunction. Common groups of children seen for neuropsychological services include:
Pediatric neuropsychology services are provided by a staff with specialized postdoctoral fellowship training in the neuropsychology of the developing child.
Antolin Llorente, Ph.D.
Program Director, Neuropsychology
Steven E. Band, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology
Lynda Gibson Thomas
Intake and Scheduling Specialist