Welcome To The Official Site Of The American Academy Of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPdN)


The AAPdN is designed to develop specific academy-organized competency in the specialty. The AAPdN was established in 1996 and has been continuously active through a re-incorporation in March of 2004. Once an individual passes the AAPdN examination and becomes board certified in pediatric neuropsychology, their names are placed in a directory of members. Please click here to find out more about a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist in your area.

Our mission is to …

  • Advocate for the rights and appropriate assessment, education and treatment of children and adolescents
  • Advance training and education in pediatric neuropsychology
  • Support examination of competence in pediatric neuropsychology
  • Establish collaborative relationships with other professional organizations

Check out our book series with Springer Publishing, American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPdN): Special Topics in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions. Your interest and support of the quality standards for professional practice in pediatric neuropsychology is important and appreciated.

What Is The ABPdN?
The American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) is responsible for establishing the criteria relating to the definition, education, training, competencies, and the examination procedures leading to certification as a specialist in pediatric neuropsychology. The Board membership includes only those dues paying neuropsychologists who have successfully completed the board certification examination procedures. Click here to view our bylaws online.

What Is Pediatric Neuropsychology?
Pediatric neuropsychology is a specialty within the field of psychology and related health care sciences. The emphasis in pediatric neuropsychology is the study and understanding of brain-behavior relationships specifically in children with known or suspected brain injury. Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologists are intricately involved in the assessment and treatment of patients, program development, consultation with other professionals, and in defining the general standards for appropriate clinical practice.

Why Is Certification In Pediatric Neuropsychology Needed?
Board certification in pediatric neuropsychology serves to assist consumers by offering supportive evidence of the competence of the pediatric neuropsychologists providing those services. The ABPdN is the only board certification organization with the sole purpose of examining and certifying competence in pediatric neuropsychology through the verification of the provider's education and training, licensure, followed by objective written and oral examinations.

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