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Pediatric Track

Residents on the pediatric track in the Clinical Neuropsychology Residency conduct outpatient neuropsychological assessments on referral from pediatric neurology, oncology, neurosurgery, developmental pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and psychiatry departments. Patient diagnoses can include seizure, epilepsy, concussion, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, leukemia, stroke, chromosomal abnormalities, spina bifida, hydrocephalus or neurofibromatosis. Residents have expanding roles in clinical interview, testing, report writing and feedback to patient, family and referral sources as experience dictates. Caseload is two to three outpatient consultations per week. In addition, residents also participate in sub-rotations in neuro-oncology and physical medicine and rehabilitation take place at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children.

Sub-rotations

  • Neuro-oncology
    Residents attend neuroradiology conferences and provide consultation to a neuro-oncology multi-disciplinary clinic.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Residents attend case conferences, provide cognitive assessment and consultation to an inpatient rehabilitation unit, and supervise consultations to traumatic brain injury multi-disciplinary clinic.

Schedule

Residency Year

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Year One

Three outpatients:

Two with tech support, one fellow tests

Child Neurology Rounds

Documentation

Outpatient Evaluation

Brain Tumor Boards (first and third weeks)

Neuro-oncology Multidisciplinary Clinic (fourth week)

Documentation

Outpatient Evaluation

Thursday Conference (9:30am-11am)

Outpatient Evaluation

Year Two

Two outpatients:

One with tech support, One fellow tests

Outpatient Evaluation

Rehab Day at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Concussion Clinic

Outpatient Evaluation

Thursday Conference (9:30am-11am)

Documentation

Rehab Day at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

*Patients may be added on other days due to cancellations/no-shows, particularly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition, inpatient testing may be added to the schedule, as well as testing patients for research protocols.

Pediatric Track Opportunities

Residents in this track have the opportunity to attend the pediatric epilepsy case conference, child neurology rounds, pediatric neuro-radiology conference, observe the developmental pediatrics transition clinic and participate in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Board.

Supervising Faculty

20212-Begyn, Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. Begyn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

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23694-Jensen, Rachel

Rachel M. Jensen, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

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7297-McDonald, Brenna

Brenna C. McDonald, Psy.D.

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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38739-Dykstra, Jana

Jana B. Dykstra, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

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38309-Kingery, Kate

Kate Kingery, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

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