Akron Children's Hospital


Lisa D. Stanford, PhD, ABPP
Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist
Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology
Division Director of Neurobehavioral Health
Co-Director Clinical Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship

Akron Children's Hospital
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
215 W. Bowery Street, Considine Professional Building 4th Floor
Akron, OH 44308

Phone: 330-543-4894
Fax: 330-543-6045
E-mail address: lstanford@akronchildrens.org

For a detailed program description click on this link: https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Pediatric-Neuropsychology-Fellowship.html

Program will do interviews at INS: Yes
Policy regarding on-site interviews: Optional by invitation if candidate is unable to interview at INS. 

Application deadline: January 10, 2020
Residency start date: August 2020 (Earlier is negotiable)

Clinical neuropsychology residency openings: 2
Clinical neuropsychology residency positions: 2
Residency/fellowship positions in pediatric psychology: 2

Clinical neuropsychologists: 3 Full-time; 0 Part-time; 0 Consultants
With ABCN/ABPP: 2 Full-time (another 1 in process, please see our website or request pdf for other faculty information)

Other psychologists: 10+ Full-time
With ABPP: 4 Full-time

Graduate training of residency applicants:  APA/CPA accredited training programs

Preferred: child clinical, clinical (with neuropsychology major area of study)
Accepted: school psychology
Not accepted: Non APA/CPA accredited graduate programs or internships

Primary emphasis: Pediatric

Emphases of training opportunities:

Strong: Outpatient neuropsychological assessment, neurodevelopmental evaluations, participation in multidisciplinary teams/clinics, didactics (e.g., neuroanatomy, case conference, ABPP board certification preparation (for written and oral exams), professional development seminar)
Moderate: Research, umbrella supervision by resident of other trainees, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient day rehabilitation neuropsychological consultation
Less emphasis but available: psychotherapy, pediatric psychology

Availability of patient populations: infants through young adulthood

Strong: Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Epilepsy, Prematurity and In Utero Teratogen Exposure, Hematologic/Oncological Disorders, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Craniosynostosis, Turner Syndrome, Genetic and Chromosomal Disorders
Occasional: Metabolic Disorders, Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurocutaneous Disorders, Lead Exposed, Renal Transplant Evaluations
Weak: Adult neuropsychology is generally limited to young adults/college age with neurodevelopmental or congenital disorders, Wada procedure
In process: Development of a cognitive remediation/rehabilitation/intervention and prevention program by neuropsychologists

Updated 11/05/2019