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With a special focus on brain function and child development, we assess your child’s cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning and determine the best treatment to help improve their quality of life.

We can treat your child for an array of known or suspected neurologic disorders, such as epilepsy, head injuries, neuromuscular disorders or chronic medical illness. Our team of pediatric psychologists and neuropsychologists work with other pediatric specialists as needed to treat all aspects of a child’s condition.

Your child’s evaluation may include:

  • A neuropsychological evaluation that assesses the relationship among how your child thinks, learns, remembers, pays attention, and feels to make recommendations for school, home, and other settings
  • A psychoeducational assessment that includes academic achievement assessment as part of a multi- disciplinary team for school success
  • A psychological assessment to understand your child’s level of emotional distress related to a known or suspected neurologic disorder

These evaluations help us determine the best recommendations, treatments and non-medical interventions to treat your child’s condition.


Contact Neurobehavioral Health


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Neurobehavioral Health
Akron Children's Neurobehavorial Health, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Level 4
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Our Doctors/Providers


Elle Brennan, PhD

Child and Adolescent Psychologist


Allison Burke, PhD, ABPP

Director, Autism Diagnostic Clinic; Child and Adolescent Psychologist


Allison Griesmer, PhD

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Accepting New Patients


Kathleen Hassara, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist


Katrina Hermetet, PhD, NCSP

Director, Division of Neurobehavioral Health; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Associate Director, Pediatric Psychology Fellowship; Program Director, School Success Clinic; Clinic Director, Tic and Tourette Service; Pediatric Psychologist


Jeannette Iskander, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist


Sarah Love, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist


Erica Montague Krapf, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist


Bruna Schneider, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Shana Schuler, PhD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist


Nicole Swain, PsyD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist


Brittney Williams, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Other Providers:

Morgan Bishop, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Phillip Hodge, MS, CSP

Patient Navigator; Psychometrist

Betsy Newlon, BA

Operations Supervisor, Neurobehavioral Health

PEERS® Social Skills Group

We are pleased to offer an evidence-based social skills group for motivated middle and high school students who would like to learn how to make and keep friends and handle social difficulties. Groups will be facilitated by a PEERS for Adolescents certified provider, with the assistance of trained clinic staff.

Teens and parents attend weekly 90-minute group sessions for 14 weeks. Group sessions will take place in-person in NeuroBehavioral Health on the Akron Children’s main campus. Teaching consists of didactic lessons, role-play demonstrations of skills, and behavioral rehearsals. Parents learn how to be “social coaches” for their teens to help them apply the skills they are learning.

Session topics include:

  • Conversational skills
  • Electronic communication
  • Identifying sources of friends
  • Entering conversations
  • Handling teasing and bullying
  • Resolving disagreements
  • Changing a bad reputation
  • Planning and hosting get-togethers
  • Using humor appropriately

Participation requirements: 

  • Parent/caregiver involvement (it is best if the same parent/caregiver attends sessions)
  • Regular attendance
  • Teen motivation and willingness to participate
  • Teen is in middle or high school
  • Teen has friendship problems
  • Teen has conversational speech and can participate in group learning

Enrollment is ongoing, and group assignments are determined at intake based on group dynamics. Instruction is in English. For more information or to start the intake process, call 330-543-8050, select option 9 and ask to speak to the Director Secretary of NeuroBehavioral Health.

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