Pediatric Neuropsychology Service Training

The Pediatric Neuropsychology Service at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers an array  of training options for students at all different levels. Our clinic's board-certified neuropsychologist leads an entire staff of all board-eligible neuropsychologists.

Our service sees children with a wide range of complex conditions that affect cognition, including:

  • Brain injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Cancers
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concussion
  • Genetic disorders
  • Heart problems and cardiac conditions
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intractable epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke
  • Transplant

Neuropsychology Training Programs

We offer training opportunities that include:

  • Shadowing
  • Practicum rotations for grad students
  • Rotations for neuropsychology fellows from local-area programs


Shadowing most often occurs over two to three days, although we can discuss longer shadowing options.

Childhood Neuropsychology Rotations

Rotations are typically a minimum of three months and require a commitment of at least one-day each week.

A neuropsychologist supervises rotations that include:

  • Test battery design and administration
  • Scoring
  • Case theory
  • Integrated report writing
  • Feedback to patients and families

We offer training consistent with a student’s level of training, background, and interests.

Contact Us About Neuropsychology Training

Graduate and doctoral-level students (including interns) interested in neuropsychology training should contact Sarah Laughlin, PHD, at

Undergraduates and trainees at the postdoctoral level interested in neuropsychology training should contact Melissa Sutcliffe, PhD, at

Please include a copy of your CV and unofficial grade report.