Marit Korkman, PhD holds her doctorate from Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland and is now a professor of neuropsychology at the university. She is the chair of the national Finnish postgraduate specialization program in clinical neuropsychology. She is also a clinical child neuropsychologist with extensive clinical experience in clinical child neuropsychological diagnosis in Europe and Finland.
Dr. Korkman has published research on children with various disorders and risk factors, including children born with very low birth weight, children exposed to prenatal alcohol, children with epilepsy, and children with various learning and developmental disorders.
Ursula Kirk, PhD is a pioneer in the field of pediatric neuropsychology and its application to neurodevelopmental problems. Dr. Kirk’s research interests include the role of executive functions in emerging cognitive competencies and the developmental processes that underlie typical and atypical language, graphomotor, visuospatial, learning, and memory skills.
A previous teacher and school administrator, after obtaining her doctorate, Dr. Kirk was inspired by post-doctoral studies in pediatric neuropsychology in Boston, working with Edith Kaplan, Harold Goodglass, Martha Denckla, Jane Holmes Bernstein, and Norman Geschwind among others. She developed the Program in Neuroscience and Education at Teachers College, Columbia that she headed for 15 years until her retirement.
Sally Kemp, PhD began her career in nursing, was a teacher and psychometrist for 20 years before combining her interests in medicine, teaching, and assessment. She pursued a PhD in developmental psychology with a subspecialization in neuropsychology at Columbia University. Dr. Kemp was in full-time practice for 18 years with Tulsa Developmental Pediatrics and Center for Family Psychology, Tulsa, OK. During that period, she also supervised clinical doctoral students from the University of Tulsa and medical students and residents from the University of Oklahoma Medical College, Tulsa as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics.
Dr. Kemp’s research centers on autism spectrum disorders and dyslexia. In semi-retirement, Dr. Kemp will continue her research through the Department of Health Psychology and the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri, Columbia.