Support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program has allowed us to create and maintain an interdisciplinary training model. Neuropsychology residents are part of the LEND program, which includes pediatrics, social work, occupational and physical therapy, speech-language pathology, nutrition, neurology, physiatry, psychiatry, education and audiology. Our residents also actively participate in a structured series of interdisciplinary seminars, rounds and clinics. In order to ensure comprehensive interdisciplinary training, all trainees complete an individualized training plan (ITP).
Neuropsychology trainees participate in a wide range of didactic seminars and grand rounds, at Kennedy Krieger Institute and through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Primary didactic training in pediatric neuropsychology is achieved through a weekly series of seminars, including:
- Neuropsychology Seminar
- Professional Development Series
- Neuropsychology Case Conference
- Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds
See our list of weekly training opportunities and schedule of neuropsychology seminars and professional development events:
Postdoctoral residents are provided with opportunities to participate in or develop their own research projects within the fields of neuropsychology or neurodevelopmental disabilities. While our fellowship is primarily a clinical experience, residents also have the opportunity to present research at national and international meetings, and most have at least one national presentation and one peer-reviewed paper in press by the end of the residency. Research opportunities are available through the mentorship of faculty members and researchers throughout the Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins research community.