Alison D. Wilkinson-Smith, PhD $$

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Oklahoma Health Consortium (2006), Child Psychology
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (2008), Psychology
Graduate School
University of Texas at Austin (2006)
Board Certification
American Board of Professional Psychology


  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Severe Mental Illness

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Autoimmune Encephalitis
    • Functional Neurological Disorders
    • Therapeutic Assessment
  • Publications

    • Tse, A.C.Y., Chan, K.K.S., Lee, P.H., Edgar, V., Wilkinson-Smith, A., & Lai, W.H.E. (2019). Examining the impact of physical activity on sleep quality and executive functions in children with autism spectrum disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Autism. doi: 10.1177/1362361318823910.
    • Wilkinson-Smith, A., Greenberg, B., & Keech, A. (2018). The Princess and the p-value: A case report of suspected autoimmune encephalitis and functional neurological disorder in a pediatric patient. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. doi: 10.1080/21622965.2018.1501373
    • Tharinger, D.J., Finn, S.E., Wilkinson, A., DeHay, T., Parton, V., Bailey, E., & Tran, A. (2008). Providing psychological assessment feedback to children through individualized fables. Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 39, 610-618.
    • Tharinger, D. J., Finn, S.E., Wilkinson, A. & Schaber. P. (2007). Therapeutic Assessment with a child as a family intervention:  A clinical and research case study. Psychology in the Schools, 44, 293-309.
    • Guli, L., Wilkinson, A., & Semrud-Clikeman, M. (2008) The Social Competence Intervention Program (SCIP): A drama-based intervention for youth on the autism spectrum. Champaign, IL: Research Press.
  • Professional Activities

    • American Psychological Association
    • International Neuropsychological Society
    • Society for Personality Assessment
    • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Therapeutic Assessment Institute

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