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

Students interested in neuropsychology training at Children's Hospital should email Melissa Sutcliffe, PhD, at

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