Jennifer N Apps, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2003
  • Neuropsychologist, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin




The identification and management of head injury in developing children and adolescents is an evolving and complex science. I believe in working with parents and children together, ensuring the entire family understands the child’s recovery process. Any event that disturbs the development of a child or teen has wide reaching impact, and I attempt to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment planning that addresses a child’s needs across all environments, to ensure whole recovery.

Neuropsychology can provide vital information to better understand a child’s development and skills, and the impact those have on their daily functioning. Neuropsychological assessment in the context of neurological injury, such as mild traumatic brain injury, assists with treatment planning and returning a child to full functioning.

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Developmental delays
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Psychological Complications of Chronic Illness
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Learning difficulties
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Education and Awards


  • 1998, University of Texas (Dallas, TX), PhD

Research and publications


  • Effect of Early Rest on Recovery from Concussion, MCW Injury Research Center, Co-Investigator
  • Functional Assessment of Concussion Tool (FACT) Development, CTSI Traditional Pilot Award, Co-Investigator
  • Pediatric Post-Concussion Clinic Feasibility, Seaman Family Grant, Principal Investigator
  • Addition of Manual Therapy and Manipulation to the Treatment of Patients with Post-Concussion Syndrome and Concurrent Neck Pain, MCW Department of Neurosurgery, Co-Investigator
  • Faculty Resilience, Reflexivity, and Character Strengths: Requisite Elements of Success in a New Faculty Career Development Academy, Kern Institute Innovation Seed Grant Program, Co-Investigator
  • From the Exceptional to the Common Place.
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes. Springer Publishers. (2012).
  • Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. 
  • A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners (2013).
  • Exhibition submission for 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Section on Emergency Medicine.