Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology Program

The Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology Program at Tampa General Hospital’s Children’s Medical Center provides comprehensive inpatient services for infants, children and adolescents who are experiencing cognitive, behavioral and emotional difficulties as a result of an acute or chronic medical illness or injury. We provide assessment, intervention and consultation services with medical and therapeutic teams throughout the hospital. We also consult with the school system and community resources to promote continuity of care.

Members of our team evaluate and treat patients with medical conditions or treatments that place them at risk for neuropsychological and developmental problems that affect their behavior and learning, and acute and chronic pediatric illnesses and conditions. We treat patients suffering from:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Burns
  • Organ transplantation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Brain tumors and childhood cancers
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Behavioral and school difficulties
  • Eating disorders

Our team will work to assess your child’s:

  • Neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses
  • Cognitive and social-emotional abilities
  • Emotional and impulse control
  • Academic skills and reasoning
  • Sensory abilities and motor skills

In addition, we will help you and your family:

  • Understand the impact of your child’s medical or neurological disorder on daily functioning and ongoing development
  • Develop a plan for supporting your child medically, socially, and academically
  • Cope with your child’s behavioral changes as a result of medical or surgical treatment
  • Work with your child’s educational team to promote academic and social functioning
  • Access beneficial school and community resources