About Us

AAPdN - The American Academy Of Pediatric Neuropsychology

The American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPdN) was developed to advocate, educate, and allow for collaboration between individuals and professional specialties with a passion for providing the best for children and adolescents. The American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) is designed to develop specific academy-organized competency in pediatric neuropsychology. The AAPdN was established in 1996 and has been continuously active through a re-incorporation in March of 2004. Once an individual passes the ABPdN examination and becomes board certified in pediatric neuropsychology, their names are placed in a public directory of Board Certified providers.

Our Mission

The American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology exists to foster a community of pediatric neuropsychologists who meet standards of advanced competency and are committed to continuous learning and advocacy for the neuropsychological health of children and adolescents.

Our Vision

Promoting professional excellence through education and advocacy to improve pediatric neuropsychology health.

Our Values


Research-informed practice

Interdisciplinary collaboration



Board of Directors Administration


Grace A. Mucci, Ph.D., President and Acting Executive Director

Robert Leark, Ph.D., President-Elect

Wilma G. Rosen, Ph.D., Secretary


Patricia Mittelstadt, Ph.D., Treasurer

Paul Beljan, Ph.D., Member-At-Large

Peter Dodzik, Ph.D., Member-At-Large


Alyson Aviv, Ph.D., Member-At-Large

Robert J. McCaffrey, Ph.D., Past-President

Gary N. Boutwell, II, Esq., Community Member

Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D., Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology


Michael Wolff, Psy.D., Advisor, Students Interested in Pediatric Neuropsychology

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Joshua Sensenbaugh, President, Students Interested in Pediatric Neuropsychology (SIPN)

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