Sean Cunningham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Utah School of Medicine
Division of General Pediatrics / Department of Pediatrics
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Dr. Sean Cunningham completed his doctorate in psychology at the University of Utah with an emphases in Autism, Neuropsychology, and Early Childhood. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Cunningham has worked in several contexts including highly nationally ranked hospitals, schools, private practice, community mental health centers and residential facilities. Additionally, he has taught several college level classes, including those in developmental psychology and research methodology.

During his career, Dr. Cunningham’s research and clinical practice has led to publications in several academic and trade texts. Dr. Cunningham currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is the Psychology Director of the Developmental Assessment Center.

Selected Bibliography:

Goldstein S, Cunningham S (pp. 141-149) / Mather N, Jaffe LE (book).
"Neuropsychological evaluation of a child with a brain injury at birth" in Comprehensive Evaluations: Case Reports for Psychologists, Diagnosticians, and Special Educators.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2010. 978-0-470-61791-5

Goldstein S, Schwebach A, Cunningham S. (pp. 105-130) / Goldstein S, Reynolds C (book).
"Learning Disabilities in Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Children" in Handbook of neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders in children.
2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press; 2010. 9781606239902

Goldstein S, Cunningham SD (pp. 11-26) / J. Naglieri, & S. Goldstein (book) .
"Current issues in the assessment of intelligence, specific learning disability, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" in Practitioner's Guide to Assessing Intelligence and Achievement .
1st ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009. 978-0-470-13538-9

Cunningham, S (section) / S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (book).
"The Brain" in Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development.
Springer; 2009. 978-0-387-77579-1

Cunningham SD, Warschausky S, Thomas PD.
Parenting and social functioning of children with and without cerebral palsy.
Rehabil Psychol. 2009;54(1):109-15. PubMed abstract