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. 


  • Collaboration on study design and grant proposals
  • Determining the neurodevelopmental or neuropsychological assessment battery to address research questions
  • Data collection and interpretation (data collection only is available for Industry and consortium studies)
  • 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 users to utilize our Core facilities. Please contact Sharon O’Neil, PhD at or 323-361-2082.

Age of Research Participants: 3 months to 60 years

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

Autism Spectrum Evaluations: Structured parent interview (ADI-R), Child evaluation (ADOS-2)

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.


  • Fee Structure
  • Core Acknowledgment in Publications

Fee for Service @ 200.00 per hour or %FTE (.10 FTE minimum of Dr. O’Neil for overall Core services/time).

How to cite the Core in publications:

The authors wish to acknowledge the support of the Neuropsychology Core at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.