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Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a two-year, full-time clinical Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship within the Neuropsychology and Learning Service at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Experiences are designed to meet INS-Division 40, Houston Conference and American Board of Professional Psychology preparation guidelines.

The postdoctoral fellowship, offered through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is intended for psychologists who have preferably successfully completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program and pre-doctoral internship; however, qualified candidates with comparable experience in neuropsychology are encouraged to apply and may also be considered.

Applicants should have an established foundation in areas related to fellowship experiences, including coursework in developmental/child psychology, neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and neuropsychology, as well as clinically relevant neuropsychological experiences with children and adolescents. Applicants should have completed all doctoral requirements, including their dissertation, prior to beginning the fellowship.

Postdoctoral fellows, report to Daniela Montalto, PhD, clinical director of the Neuropsychology and Learning Service, and Lauren Fiedler, PsyD, pediatric neuropsychologist.

Fellowship Training

Clinical Activities

Outpatient neuropsychological assessments, consultation and intervention in pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders, including learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as exposure to children and adolescents with a history of medically-related conditions, such as diabetes, prematurity, epilepsy, acquired brain injury, and neonatal complications constitute the clinical experience. These populations present with a wide range of neurological dysfunction (e.g., seizures, stroke) and cognitive difficulties (related to diagnosis and/or treatment) including problems in the areas of attention, executive functioning, memory, visuospatial reasoning, sensory/motor functioning and adjustment that afford fellows with broad-based training.

Fellowship training focuses on a developmental model of assessment, with experiences that include clinical work, didactics, and research. Upon completion of the fellowship, trainees gain the necessary clinical and research skills for independent practice in pediatric neuropsychology, as well as the knowledge base to pursue board certification in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP-CN).

Postdoctoral fellows participate in formal didactics and professional development opportunities. These include attendance at weekly Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Child Study Center (CSC), case conferences, child and adolescent psychology seminars, and seminars at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Fellows also have the opportunity to receive formal training in autism spectrum assessment tools, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). Fellows also have opportunities to provide supervision to pre-doctoral trainees and consultation to psychiatry residents with the support of a faculty supervisor. Fellows also have the option to engage in other clinical experiences during their second year, including organizational skills training and remediation, parent­–child interaction therapy, and family therapy.

Clinical Research

Neuropsychology postdoctoral fellows also engage in clinical research projects within the department. Recent research within the Neuropsychology and Learning Service team has been focused on the perceived utility of neuropsychological evaluations, validity of targeted measurement tools and subscales, and on executive functioning and its impact on diabetes medication adherence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fellows conduct outpatient neuropsychological and educational assessments with children, adolescents, and young adults at the NYU Child Study Center. All aspects of the assessment process are supervised by licensed staff neuropsychologists.

Opportunities for follow-up care with patients also exists, with the goal of evaluating neuropsychological status and providing recommendations for interventions, treatment and further assessment.

Responsibilities also include school consultation and advocacy. Fellows expected to give presentations at schools and local community organizations. In addition, they serve as consultants to treatment and education services at the Child Study Center.

Opportunities for scholarly activity are promoted. The Child Study Center is a comprehensive child and adolescent mental health center that conducts treatment, research, outreach, and education in the academic Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health.

By the end of the two-year post-doctoral fellowship, fellows gain advanced skill in neuropsychological evaluation, treatment, and consultation as well as advanced understanding of brain-behavior relationships. Fellows are eligible for state licensure and have received training consistent with Houston Conference Guidelines for board certification.

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are taking steps to protect the safety of our providers and patients. Currently, the experiences of this postdoctoral fellowship are available virtually, but some in-person work may be required.

How to Apply

Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a clinical work sample (de-identified treatment summary/testing report) and be emailed to Please specify which training experience you are applying to in the subject of your application email. All submissions receive a receipt of confirmation within three to five business days. If you do not receive a confirmation, kindly resubmit.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of December 1, 2023. We encourage submission at the earliest possible date. Interviews are offered in-person with a possible virtual option, and are scheduled for the end of December/early January through early February.

The salary this position is $70,000 and is commensurate with experience.