Sarah Laughlin, PhD
Assistant Professor

Sarah F. Laughlin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Through the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Laughlin provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation for children with acquired or neurodevelopmental conditions that affect brain development. She provides services on an outpatient and inpatient basis, and supports multidisciplinary specialty clinics/services within Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (e.g., Epilepsy Service). Dr. Laughlin uses evaluation results to make recommendations to families and the child's broader care team that consider the child's unique profile of neurocognitive, behavioral and social-emotional strengths and weaknesses.

In addition to this work, Dr. Laughlin provides specialized diagnostic evaluation of autism spectrum disorder through the Division of Behavioral Science.

Specialized Areas of Interest
Epilepsy/seizure; autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, intellectual disability, and related genetic syndromes; the neuropsychological effects of childhood trauma and/or maltreatment


Education & Training
BA, Psychology, Bates College, 2003
MS, Clinical-Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
PhD, Clinical-Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Clinical Internship, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Allegheny General Hospital, 2016

Professional Organization Membership
American Psychological Association (APA)
National Association of Neuropsychology (NAN)
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)