The Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology was founded by Dr. Christy Emmons, a pediatric neuropsychologist. Dr. Emmons obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where her doctoral dissertation focused on executive functioning in children with ADHD. She then completed an APA approved internship program at Allegheny General Hospital, specializing in neuropsychological assessment.
After graduation, Dr. Emmons completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at The Watson Institute, where she was also the Director of Internship Training. While at The Watson Institute, Dr. Emmons gained extensive experience in working with children with complex medical illnesses affecting their learning and behavior, as well as children with autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Dr. Emmons has completed advanced clinical training in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).
From 2007-2013, Dr. Emmons was a member of the Medical and Professional Staff of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where she served as a pediatric neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation of children with complex medical illnesses including traumatic brain injuries, seizure disorders, metabolic disorders, movement disorders, brain tumors and childhood cancer. She resigned from Children's Hosptial in 2013 in order to devote her efforts solely to CPN.