The Psychology Program works with families who have a child diagnosed with cancer or blood disorder.
- The program has specialists who work in two primary domains: pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology.
- Pediatric psychology addresses emotional and behavioral concerns related to having medical problems (sadness about diagnosis, worry about symptoms) and promotes healthy behaviors (exercising, taking medicines) for families of children, adolescents and young adults in pediatric hospitals and doctors’ offices.
- Pediatric neuropsychology focuses on understanding how your child’s brain affects their thoughts, learning, feelings and behaviors. We provide specialized assessment and recommendations to maximize school and community success now and in the future.
- Oftentimes, a diagnosis of pediatric cancer or blood disorders will mean a lifetime of medical follow-up. Pediatric psychology is available to provide emotional and behavioral support at the time of diagnosis, through their treatment and into their transition to an adult healthcare setting.