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Neuropsychology Core

About Us

Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. Neuropsychologists apply principles of assessment and intervention based upon the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. 

Contact the Neuropsychology Core


4650 Sunset Boulevard
MS #178
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States


  • Collaboration on study design and grant proposals
  • Determining the neurodevelopmental or neuropsychological assessment battery to address research questions
  • Data collection and interpretation
  • Writing the neuropsych-related portions of posters and manuscripts

This Core participates in the CHLA Core Pilot Program. To learn more click here.

CHLA welcomes external investigators to utilize our research Core facilities. Please contact Sharon O’Neil, PhD at

Please review the general Core Use Policy.

Age of Research Participants: 3 months to 60 years

Only CHLA patients who are enrolled in a research study will be scheduled. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate individual, clinical evaluation requests or provide referrals.

Neurodevelopmental Evaluations

Assessing Cognition, Receptive and Expressive Language, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Social Skills and Adaptive Functioning.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Assessing Attention, Working Memory, Processing Speed, Language, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Visuo-constructional Skills, Verbal and Nonverbal Learning and Memory, Executive Functions, Intellectual Functioning, and Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Adaptive functioning.

Researchers may contact Dr. O’Neil at:



This facility utilizes CoreConnect, a web-based core management system that supports the centralization of services and equipment scheduling, billing and usage tracking. Use of the new system is required for all core users, core leaders and core staff.

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