What is Board Certification in the Subspecialty of Clinical Pediatric Neuropsychology?
Pediatric neuropsychology is a subspecialty within the field of clinical neuropsychology that is concerned with the study and understanding of brain-behavior relationships in children and adolescents with known or suspected brain injury or disease, neurodevelopmental disorder, learning disorder, or other congenital or acquired disorder affecting brain development and function. It is essential that subspecialists in the field of pediatric clinical neuropsychology demonstrate firm grounding and appropriate working knowledge of the general principles and practices of the specialty field, in addition to more focused knowledge and skill required of the subspecialty. As such, subspecialty certification in Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology conferred to individuals who have also first demonstrated competence in the parent specialty of Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and its Specialty board, the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). All related materials for application and examination can be found at www.abpp.org and www.theabcn.org.
How do I find a board-certified subspecialist in pediatric clinical neuropsychology?
These are listed in the directory of board-certified neuropsychologists on this site. On that page, click on Pediatric Subspecialty and select Yes among the search criteria to find a subspecialist.