Neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute | Phoenix, Arizona
Established in 1985 under the leadership of George P. Prigatano, PhD, the Section of Clinical Neuropsychology at Barrow Neurological Institute, located in Phoenix, Arizona, encompasses the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology (which includes the Children's Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation) and the Center for Transitional Neurorehabilitation. These clinical areas provide services to a wide range of patients with known or suspected neurological conditions, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Stroke and other types of cerebrovascular accidents
- Cerebral and cerebellar aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- Malignant and nonmalignant brain tumors
The Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
In December of 2009 the Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation was established within the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology. Its mission is to help school-age children who have brain disorders improve their academic performance, reduce their social isolation through participation in friendship training, and function better within the public school environment by attending our Summer Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Program. The center also operates a year-round clinic that offers neuropsychological assessment, consultation, individual cognitive rehabilitation, and psychotherapy. The clinic also provides ongoing consultation for parents to help them deal with the numerous challenges that they face in raising a child with a brain disorder.
Visit the Children’s Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Postsurgical Neuropsychological Assessment and Treatment
At Barrow, patients who have undergone brain surgery are offered neuropsychological evaluation to determine what neuropsychological rehabilitation might be needed. Evaluation takes place at the Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit, the Outpatient Neuropsychological Consultation Services, or the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and is administered by the staff of the clinical neuropsychology department. Some of these individuals are then treated at the Center for Transitional Neurorehabilitation, under the clinical leadership of Pamela Klonoff, PhD.
Research and Clinical Education
The Section of Clinical Neuropsychology is actively involved in training and research. The Section has a 2-year Residency Program in Clinical Neuropsychology that prepares clinical psychologists to seek board certification and to ultimately function as independent practitioners.
There are a number of ongoing research projects conducted by the neuropsychologists within the Section of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Visit the Department of Neuropsychological Research
For more information, please call the ResourceLink Information and Referral Service at 1-800-BARROW1 (1-800-227-7691) or 602-406-6281