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Pediatric Neuropsychology

Our pediatric neuropsychologists evaluate cognitive and behavioral problems related to medical conditions that affect the brain. We are often included in the medical treatment teams for children who have conditions such as brain injury, epilepsy, stroke, brain tumor, spina bifida, genetic or metabolic conditions, congenital abnormalities of the brain or heart, extreme prematurity, or other conditions involving the brain.

We have expertise in how learning and behavior are related to brain development, structure, and function. We can help characterize and document cognitive problems and develop recommendations to create a "road map" to facilitate your child's ongoing growth and skill development. We also help parents, care givers, therapists, teachers, and medical providers have a better understanding of the impact the child's medical condition has on learning, behavior, and social emotional growth.

  • Facilities & Locations

Our team offers assessment, management, and consultation for children from infants to adolescents experiencing cognitive, learning, or behavioral difficulties.


  • Location & Contact Info

    305 E. Jefferson St.
    Boise, ID 83712
    (208) 381-5000

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 Behavioral Health

    Biography

    Kelsy Newton, PsyD is a pediatric psychologist who provides psychological intervention for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. She is passionate about helping children and families learn skills to improve functioning, reengage in life and decrease the impact of chronic disease.   

    Dr. Newton works with your child’s medical providers as a member of the treatment team, sharing in treatment plans and helping improve health outcomes. She works with a variety of medical conditions and has a particular passion for working with children with a variety of gastrointestinal complaints and chronic pain. Dr. Newton assists with pain management, medical adherence, adjustment/coping with major medical diagnoses, and end-of-life concerns. Additionally, she is a member of the St. Luke's Essence Clinic working with children with differences in sexual development (DSD) and/or gender dysphoria. 

    Dr. Newton earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Boise State University and her doctorate in psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent psychology at Pacific University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at MetroHealth Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

    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. Her goal is to promote development, competence, and overall well-being for her patients as they mature into adulthood. 

    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 is particularly passionate about supporting pediatric patients with epilepsy and serves as a board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho. She also supports research studies through the Children's Oncology Group, performing neurocognitive assessments for pediatric oncology research at St. Luke's Children's Cancer Institute.

    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.

    In her free time, Dr. Sebree likes running, Pilates, snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with her beloved dogs and family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients