As a pediatric neuropsychologist, my care focuses on children and adolescents (age range from birth to age 21). Children and adolescents are often referred to me for medical, developmental, cognitive, learning, and emotional concerns that may impact day-to-day life for children and their families.
Pediatric neuropsychology allows me the great privilege of getting to know and serve children and their families. When children and their families come to see me, we explore together the patient’s current strengths and challenges through several means of gathering information.
Neuropsychological evaluation includes 1) interviews with children and their families, 2) information gathering through questionnaires completed by children, caregivers, and teachers, and 3) performance-based measures that children complete within our clinic to assess their current cognitive and broader functioning. Through this process, I generate diagnoses and recommendations that are tailored to each child and help to guide care moving forward.
I strive to put the patient’s unique experience at the center of my clinical care, with recognition of the context and history that has led to the patient’s current needs. I focus on the whole child, with attention to both areas of strength alongside areas that may require additional support. It is my belief that all children and adolescents more readily show their many areas of strength when positive aspects are emphasized and encouraged and areas of difficulty are recognized and supported.
Dr. Klipfel offers outpatient pediatric and young adult neuropsychology outpatient services.
Dr. Klipfel is originally from North Dakota, and she enjoys working within her home state. Katie enjoys engaging in community activities, spending time with my family and friends, camping and boating on Lake Sakakawea, and taking walks with her dog.