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St. Luke's Children's Neuro and Behavioral Psychology

At St. Luke's Children's Neuro and Behavioral Psychology, our team of child psychologists and pediatric neuropsychologists work with infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with various medical and behavioral health conditions. Our team offers comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment, management, and consultation for children and adolescents experiencing learning, emotional, social, and/or behavioral difficulties.

Our child psychologists conduct evaluations to assist in the diagnosis and management of various behavioral health conditions, including learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our pediatric neuropsychologists provide evaluations to assist in understanding the impact of a child's medical condition on neurocognitive and social emotional functioning.

Providers

  • Pediatric Neuropsychology

    Biography

    Kathleen M. Deidrick, PhD provides neuropsychological evaluation and consultation to assist in diagnosis and intervention planning for infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with neurocognitive and medical conditions. As a member of the cochlear implant team she completes pre-surgical evaluations.

    Dr. Deidrick works with a broad range of neurological, genetic, and other congenital and acquired medical conditions, including chromosomal abnormalities, congenital heart disease, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, leukemia, extreme prematurity, and autism spectrum disorder.

    Dr. Deidrick completed her internship with the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship program and her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology

    Biography

    Elena Harlan Drewel, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at St. Luke's Children's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She conducts diagnostic and treatment planning evaluations for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and is also a member of a multidisciplinary autism diagnostic team. 

    In addition, Dr. Harlan provides neuropsychological evaluation and consultation for children and adolescents who have spina-bifida myelomeningocele and specializes in the evaluation of preschool aged children who present with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and developmental concerns.

    Dr. Harlan earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology (child emphasis) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California-Los Angeles; and her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology

    Biography

    Mikaela Sebree, PhD is director of neuro- and behavioral psychology at St. Luke's Children's. She provides neuropsychological evaluation and consultation for infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with neurocognitive and medical conditions.

    Dr. Sebree performs clinical assessments and pre-surgical evaluations to assist in diagnosis and intervention planning. She works with a broad range of neurological, genetic, and other congenital and acquired medical conditions including epilepsy, brain tumors, leukemia, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, stroke, and extreme prematurity. She also specializes in the assessment and management of concussion in children and adolescents.

    Dr. Sebree earned her graduate degree at the University of Texas, and completed her internship at Children's Hospital Colorado. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children's Hospital in association with Harvard Medical School.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Conditions

Autism

A brain disorder that often makes it hard to communicate with and relate to others.

Building on Our Promise to Children

Children's Pavilion - Opening in 2019

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus will more than double our clinical space and improve vital services that keep care close to home. It will bring most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who will now be able to see several providers in one location in one day.