Kara Rudisill, PsyD
Kara Rudisill, PsyD is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow specializing in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Rudisill was primarily trained at academic medical centers including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rudisill provides neuropsychological evaluations to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological, neurocognitive, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Additionally, Dr. Rudisill is trained to provide developmental evaluations for concerns related to fine/gross motor skill development, receptive/expressive language skills, and socio-emotional reciprocity for children as young as age two.
Education and Training:
Dr. Rudisill earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Dr. Rudisill completed an APA-accredited internship at Tulsa Center for Child Psychology, a pediatric site within the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program (NOPIP).
At the internship level, Dr. Rudisill completed formal training on the screening and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), based on the model of the Washington State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network (FAS DPN). Further, Dr. Rudisill provided neurocognitive testing for pediatric hematology-oncology patients through a collaborative agreement via The St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa, OK.
Her doctoral dissertation examined neurocognitive functioning in pediatric Long QT Syndrome patients with long-term use of beta-blocker medication.
Areas of Interest Include:
> Evaluating children presenting with a broad range of complex medical or developmental conditions
> ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, socio-emotional difficulties, etc.
> Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Parent Management Training (PMT)
Dr. Rudisill is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maryland.