Children's Hospital Colorado
Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology

The Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Program provides high-quality care to children and adolescents who have suffered concussions, traumatic brain injuries or other illnesses affecting brain function. Program providers work on the inpatient Neurotrauma and Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit, as well as in a variety of outpatient settings.

Our providers all have expertise in understanding and treating cognitive, behavioral, socioemotional and school challenges that accompany health conditions. The rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology team strives to work closely with patients, families, school personnel and healthcare providers to promote optimal outcomes for each individual child and adolescent.

Conditions we treat with rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology

Our rehab psychology and neuropsychology providers work with families facing a variety of rehabilitation-related health conditions, including but not limited to:

Rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology services offered

The Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Program is designed to help patients with a variety of cognitive, emotional and behavioral needs. We address their conditions and associated difficulties through:

  • Psychological consultation and intervention
  • Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation
  • Focused neuropsychological evaluations in the Concussion Program
  • Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Outpatient Rehabilitation Evaluations (MORE)

What to expect from your rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology visit

What your visit will look like will depend on the type of service you are receiving. This may include:

  • Outpatient psychological consultation and intervention
  • Comprehensive neuropsychological and multidisciplinary evaluations
  • Focused neuropsychological evaluations through the Concussion Program
  • Inpatient rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology services

Why choose Children’s Colorado for rehabilitation psychology care?

At Children's Colorado, we specialize in providing care for infants, children and young adults. It's important that pediatric patients have a team that knows how to treat the growing brain, especially when it comes to injuries that affect thinking, emotions, and behavior. The Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Program offers exceptional care and state-of-the-art evaluation for children recovering from concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and other conditions affecting brain function.

In addition to our family-centered, evidence-based clinical services, our providers are also involved in cutting-edge research and invested in training the next generation of pediatric psychologists and neuropsychologists. Our team consists of 10 pediatric psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as multiple research assistants and trainees at all levels, from graduate school to postdoctoral fellowship.

Meet the team

Our team is composed of a number of experts from different specialties.

Director

Michael Kirkwood, PhD, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychologists

David Baker, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Alison Colbert, PhD

Amy Connery, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Robin Peterson, PhD, ABPP-CN

Christine Petranovich, PhD

Sarah Tlustos-Carter, PhD, ABPP-CN

Rehabilitation Psychologists

Nicole Eberle, PhD

Stephanie Sharp, PhD

Tess Simpson, PhD

Contact us

Rehabilitation Neuropsychology and Psychology Program scheduling: 720-777-9900

PRODWEBSERVER1