Matt Thompson, Psy.D.
I am a clinical neuropsychologist at Children’s of Alabama. I completed my internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Within the Behavioral Health department here at Children’s Hospital, I perform neuropsychological evaluations with children who present with traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions. Much of my work involves our epilepsy surgery program, as well as our rehabilitation program. Here at Children’s of Alabama, which is on the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) campus, I also supervise doctoral students and interns who have an interest in pediatric neuropsychology. I try to use some of my time for research, often with students, and my primary research interests involve epilepsy.
Outside of work, I have three daughters and enjoy spending as much time as possible with them. I enjoy music, sports, and fishing. I try to get back to Louisiana (I previously worked at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans) as often as possible to fish, as well as cheer for the Saints! I am on the board of directors for an orphanage/foster placement agency in Honduras, and I enjoy serving this population of children and trying to empower caregivers in this region to care for their children, many of whom have a history of trauma.
Why I joined NAN:
I initially joined NAN as a student and enjoyed attending conferences with fellow students. I have maintained my membership to take advantage of the educational opportunities and conferences. My advice for trainees and/or younger members of our field, is to seek out as many varied experiences as possible during the early years of practice. Try to work with as many different supervisors as possible and form close friendships with your fellow trainees. I still rely on the friends I made during training for advice and support.