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Learn more about the training opportunities within the core rotation in assessment.
These two rotations provides the opportunity to evaluate individuals across the lifespan (depending on specific projects available) for possible autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals are either participants in a research project, or being seen for a clinical evaluation; in either case they receive a diagnostic and psychological evaluation. The majority have an existing or suspected co-occurring diagnosis (most frequently an anxiety disorder, ADHD, or intellectual disability). Some may also have a co-occurring genetic syndrome or complex medical history. There is a range of verbal and intellectual abilities, including minimally verbal individuals and intellectually gifted individuals. Thus, the intern will receive experience with complex differential diagnosis. In addition, most interns will also evaluate at least a handful of typically developing controls, which provides a good opportunity to compare performance in children from clinical and nonclinical populations.
The interdisciplinary team of the Center for Management of ADHD offers care to children ages 3 through 18. The team (clinical and school psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners, developmental and behavioral pediatric physicians and advanced practice nurses) provides diagnostic evaluations, therapy and medication for children who have — or are at risk for developing — attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHOP's ADHD Center is the region’s largest and most comprehensive ADHD program, and our services are available at CHOP’s Main Campus, as well as several locations throughout the Delaware Valley.
Modes of supervision include individual and small group supervision and direct observation of clinical practice.
Children referred to the Center for Management of ADHD receive a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Differential diagnosis is predicated upon review of previous medical records, structured interview with caregiver(s), direct observation of child behavior, curriculum-based assessment and interpretation of child, caregiver and teacher-derived measures. Patients complete the collection of assessment data during an initial visit, and then return for an integrative feedback session.
The training goal of this program is to provide direct practice opportunities with an interdisciplinary team in the assessment of medically high-risk infants and preschoolers. Team members include a pediatrician, nurse practitioner, social worker, physical therapist and program coordinator, in addition to a psychologist. Most children have repeated assessments from infancy to school age.
This training module offers direct experience with the clinical provision of neuropsychological services to children and adolescents in a medical setting. Through core and elective rotations, the opportunity exists to obtain training consistent with Houston guidelines. During the course of this training you will gradually assume increasing responsibility for clinical services, with the support of individual weekly supervision. Your didactic opportunities will include a weekly multidisciplinary Clinical Neuroscience Seminar, weekly Clinical Case Conference, and opportunity to attend other relevant didactics including Neurology Grand Rounds, Neuroradiology Grand Rounds, and Brain Cuttings.
You will have opportunities to become familiar with:
The Division of Oncology is a large children’s cancer treatment center, which sees over 300 new patients annually. Approximately 40 attending physicians are housed in the Division of Oncology. The Psychosocial Services team consists of nine licensed psychologists (including three neuropsychologists), in addition to psychology post-doctoral fellows, social workers, and child-life specialists. Interns participating in the Oncology Assessment rotation will complete neuropsychological assessments of patients across a broad age range (preschool through early adulthood). These patients include youth about to begin or currently on treatment, completed treatment, or at future risk for oncological disorders. Assessment duties include participation in the clinical interview with parents and patients; assisting with test selection and administration, interpretation, and report writing; and participation in feedback with parents. Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in didactics, including biweekly Neuropsychology Seminar and weekly Neuro-Oncology rounds.
Designed as a rotation to build skill and experience with psychological and psycho-educational assessment.