Neuropsychology Laboratory

Neuropsychology Laboratory

The Neuropsychology Laboratory at Dell Children’s Medical Center generates and supports clinical research related to cognitive and psychological functioning associated with chronic and acute neurological disorders. In collaboration with researchers and clinicians through Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, and other clinical programs at Dell Children’s Medical Center, researchers within the Section of Neuropsychology work to expand our understanding of brain functioning and the impact of medical conditions on cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes. The goal of our research is to promote efforts that enhance quality of care by identifying ways to improve clinical management of conditions and maximize quality of life outcomes in children and adolescents.

If you are interested in collaborating with researchers in the Section of Neuropsychology, please contact our clinic at 512-324-3560.

 

Published and presented research by the Neuropsychology Laboratory

2018

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., & Titus, J. B. (in press). Executive dysfunction and depression in pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy: The contribution of hippocampal sclerosis and psychosocial factors. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

 

Loblein, H. J., McLaughlin, R. M., & Titus, J. B. (2018, February). The role of stigma in depression and anxiety in youth with epilepsy. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). Washington, D.C.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Titus, J. B., & Nussbaum, N. L. (2018, February). Neuropsychological functioning in youth with temporal lobe epilepsy with or without hippocampal sclerosis: An unexamined cognitive phenotype? Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). Washington, D.C.

 

2017

Schraegle, W. A., & Titus, J. B. (2017). The influence of endophenotypic, disease-specific, and environmental variables on the expression of anxiety in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 75, 90-96.

 

Schraegle, W. A., & Titus, J. B. (2017). The relationship of seizure focus with depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents with epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 68, 115–122.

 

Titus, J. B. (2017). Neuropsychological assessment of children with Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy, 6(1), 62-68.

 

McLaughlin, R. M., Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., & Titus, J. B. (2017, December). Interactive relationships between cognition, psychopathology, and parental coping on health-related quality of life in pediatric epilepsy. Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Washington, D.C.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., & Titus, J. B. (2017, February). Hippocampal sclerosis is a risk factor for depression features in youth with temporal lobe epilepsy. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). New Orleans, LA.

 

McLaughlin, R. M., Schraegle, W. A., & Titus, J. B. (2017, February). Parental helplessness and executive functioning in pediatric epilepsy. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). New Orleans, LA.

 

Dickson, D. M., Cuellar, V. M., Nussbaum, N. L., & Titus, J. B. (2017, February). Expressive language measures in focal epilepsy: How do they relate and do they help with lateralization? Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). New Orleans, LA.

 

2016

Schraegle, W. A., & Titus, J. B. (2016). Executive function and health-related quality of life in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 62, 20-26.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., & Stefanatos, A. K. (2016). List-learning and verbal memory profiles in childhood epilepsy syndromes. Epilepsy & Behavior, 62, 159-165.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., & Titus, J. B. (2016, December). Executive dysfunction is predictive of elevated depression features in youth with temporal lobe epilepsy. Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Houston, TX.

 

McLaughlin, R. M., Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., & Titus, J. B. (2016, December). Parental feelings of helplessness and internalizing psychopathology are unique predictors of health-related quality of life in pediatric epilepsy. Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Houston, TX.

 

Stefanatos, A. K., & Nussbaum, N. L. (2016, February). Neurocognitive sequelae of frontal and temporal lobe epilepsy: support for network impairment. Presented at the 44rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., Stefanatos, A. K., & Titus, J. B. (2016, February). Pattern of memory performance in children with frontal or temporal lobe epilepsy. Presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). Boston, MA.

 

2015

Stefanatos, A.K., & Nussbaum, N.L. (2015, November). Neurocognitive and psychosocial functions in children with frontal and temporal lobe epilepsy. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), Austin, TX.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., Titus, J. B., & Stefanatos, A. K. (2015, November). Memory interference effects on the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT-C) differ based on seizure foci in children. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). Austin, TX.

 

Schwartz, J. K., Kaur, S. S., & Titus, J. B. (2015, November). The utility of motor tasks and intelligence scores in lateralizing seizure focus in children with epilepsy. Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). Austin, TX.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N., & Ferrari, P. (2015, June). Clinical feasibility of resting state fMRI for pre-surgical language mapping in pediatric epilepsy. Presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, San Francisco, CA.

 

Stefanatos, A. K., & Nussbaum, N. L. (2015, February). Clinically meaningful change in psychosocial functioning following pediatric epilepsy surgery. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

 

Schraegle, W. A., & Nussbaum, N. L. (2015, February). The neuropsychologist’s users guide for language lateralization using functional imaging and dichotic listening: a case study. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Denver, CO.

 

Schwartz, J. K., & Titus, J. B. (2015, February). Executive functioning and behavioral profiles in childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Denver, CO.

 

2014

Nussbaum, N. L., Potvin, D. C., & Clarke, D. F. (2014). Application of a multidisciplinary model to a case example of presurgical epilepsy planning. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28(8), 1321-1335.

 

Schraegle, W. A., Nussbaum, N. L., & Clarke, D.  (2014, June).  The neuropsychology of hot water epilepsy: reporting on two cases towards a pathogenesis. Presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. New York, NY.

 

Stefanatos, A. K., & Nussbaum, N. L. (2014, February). Executive and psychosocial functioning in children with intractable epilepsy following surgical resection. Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.

 

2013

Templer, A. K., Titus, J. B., & Gutmann, D. H. (2013). A neuropsychological perspective on attention problems in neurofibromatosis type 1. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17(6), 489-496.

 

Titus, J. B., Lee, A., Kasasbeh, A., Thio, L. L., Stephenson, J., Steger-May, K., Limbrick, D. D., & Smyth, M. D. (2013). Health-related quality of life before and after pediatric epilepsy surgery: The influence of seizure outcome on changes in physical functioning and social functioning. Epilepsy & Behavior, 27, 477-483.

 

2012

Titus, J. B., Hovinga, C. A., Kime, K. L., Bower, N. R., Perkins, F. F., & Clarke, D. F. (2012, December). Physicians’ perspectives in utilizing neuropsychological services in pediatric patients with epilepsy. Presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, San Diego, CA.