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Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic

Bruce F. Pennington, Ph.D.
Robin L. Peterson, Ph.D.

The Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic provides learning disability and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents, and learning disability evaluations for adults. We are located in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver and are part of a nationally known neuropsychology research laboratory that studies children and families who have problems with dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and autism.

Whom do we see?

At the neuropsychology clinic we usually work with children who are having difficulties in school. We also see children who have had serious accidents or medical conditions that may interfere with their learning.

Types of services available

The clinic offers two types of evaluations. The Learning Disabilities evaluation is for individuals who are having (or had) problems in school and are suspected of having a learning disability. Such individuals often have a school history of problems learning to read and spell or attending to school work. Often other family members have had similar problems with school work. The Neuropsychology evaluation is for children and adolescents whose difficulties are more widespread and/or who may have experienced specific risk factors for neuropsychological problems, such as certain medical conditions or head injuries. A screening of social/emotional functioning is completed as part of these evaluations and a more in-depth evaluation of emotional concerns is conducted when indicated.

Staff

Bruce Pennington, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver.

Robin L. Peterson, Ph.D. is Clinic Director and a long time collaborator with Dr. Pennington and received her training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology.

The Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic is also operated as a training facility for students in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Denver and for doctoral students in the clinical internship program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. We also sometimes have students from other programs as well as post-doctoral trainees. One of these trainees works with the child being assessed while Dr. Peterson interviews the parents. Trainees' work is directly supervised by Drs. Peterson and Pennington.

Referral Process

Families should contact Suzanne Miller, our clinic coordinator, at 303.871.4403.

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