Arianna K. Stefanatos, PhD

Arianna K. Stefanatos, PhD

Arianna K. Stefanatos, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Metabolic Disease Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Internship

Predoctoral Internship in Pediatric Neuropsychology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology - Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

MA in Clinical Psychology - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Examining predictors of neurocognitive, socio-emotional and behavioral functioning within at-risk populations over time

Publications

Papers

2016

Agostino, A.R., Im-Bolter, N., Stefanatos, A.K., & Dennis, M. (2016). Understanding ironic criticism and empathic praise: The role of emotive communication. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10.1111/bjdp.12155.

Schraegle, W.A., Nussbaum, N.L. & Stefanatos, A.K. (2016). List-learning and verbal memory profiles in childhood epilepsy syndromes. Epilepsy & Behavior, 159-165.

Posters and Presentations

2017

Stefanatos, G.A., Zobel, H., Stefanatos, A.K., & Riviello, J.J. Preservation of neurocognitive function in continuous spike and wave during sleep (CSWS). Accepted for presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA. August 2017.

2016

Stefanatos, A.K., Sarill, K., Madsen, J.R., Vega, C., Bolton, J., & Boyer, K. Short-term cognitive and adaptive behavior stability following pediatric hemispherectomy. Accepted for presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, 2016.

Stefanatos, A.K., & Nussbaum, N.L. Psychosocial Functioning in Children with Frontal and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Presented at the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, London, UK.

Stefanatos, A.K., & Nussbaum, N.L. Neurocognitive sequelae of frontal and temporal Lobe epilepsy: Support for network impairment. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. August 2016.

Schraegle, W.A., Nussbaum, N.L., & Stefanatos, A.K. Pattern of memory performance in children with frontal or temporal lobe epilepsy. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. August 2016.

2015

Schraegle, W.A., Nussbaum, N.L., & Stefanatos, A.K. Memory interference effects on the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT-C) differ based on seizure foci in children. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the National Academy for Neuropsychology, Austin, TX. November 2015.

Stefanatos, A.K., & Nussbaum, N.L. (2015). Clinically meaningful change in psychosocial functioning following pediatric epilepsy surgery. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Invited Lectures

2016

Stefanatos AK. Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. Neuropsychology Seminar Series, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. 2016.

2015

Stefanatos AK. Neuropsychological Contributions of the Thalamus. Neuropsychology Seminar Series, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 2015.

Stefanatos AK. Neuropsychological Functioning in Children with Frontal and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Behavioral Health Seminar Series, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 2015.

Awards and Honors

2014-2015, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2012-2014, Professional Development Award, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

2009, David Wechsler Regents Chair in Psychology Fellowship, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

2008, Graduated with Distinction, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2006, St. George’s Society Award, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2016-present, American Epilepsy Society

2016-present, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

2016-present, International Neuropsychological Society

2009-present, American Psychological Association