Pediatric neuropsychologist joins Akron Children’s as division director

Pediatric neuropsychologist joins Akron Children’s

Lisa Stanford, PhD


Lisa Stanford, PhD, joins Akron Children’s Hospital as division director of neurobehavioral health in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center.

Dr. Stanford is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist who performs cognitive assessments on patients ranging in age from infants to young adults, including those with developmental disabilities. She will also be part of Akron Children’s epilepsy surgery team, evaluating a child’s cognitive, behavioral, social, adaptive and academic functioning in the context of his or her seizures and medical or surgical treatment.

After earning her master’s and educational specialist degree in school psychology from the University of Memphis. Dr. Stanford earned her doctorate specialization in neuropsychology from the University of Georgia, giving her the background and training to help families secure necessary services within the school setting.

She will help launch a neuropsychology externship training program at Akron Children’s in conjunction with Kent State University, and then a nationally-competitive two-year post-doctorate fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology beginning in July 2012.

Dr. Stanford’s other areas of clinical and research interest are the cognitive and behavioral effects of childhood cancer, traumatic brain injury, neonatal cognitive development, neurodevelopmental genetic disorders, autism, ADHD and pediatric bipolar disorder.

She resides in west Akron.

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