Dr. Cheryl Silver, a child neuropsychologist, is the coordinator of a testing and evaluation center focused on children with developmental learning difficulties such as dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She also sees adolescents and adults with these difficulties. The center additionally provides developmental assessment of infants and young children, as well as assessment of children who have learning difficulties produced by conditions and events such as traumatic brain injury.


Undergraduate School
Ursinus College (1973), Psychology
Austin Independent School District (1984)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1985)
Graduate School
University Health Services (1986)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1986)

Research Interest

  • attention-deficit/hyperactvity disorder
  • executive functioning
  • learning disabilities


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Relationship between parenting stress and ratings of executive functioning in children with ADHD
Joyner, K. B., Silver, C. H., & Stavinoha, P. L. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2009 27 452-464
Concordance of the Children’s Executive Functions Scale with established tests and parent rating scales
Golden, L. G., & Silver, C. H. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2009 27 439-451
Learning disabilities: The need for neuropsychological evaluation
Silver, C. H., Ruff, R. M., Iverson, G. L., Barth, J. T., Broshek, D. K., Bush, S. S., Koffler, S. P., & Reynolds, C. R. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 2008 23 217-219
Verbal and visual memory in children with arithmetic disabilities
C. Silver, J. Ring, D. Pennett, J. Black Developmental Neuropsychology Fall 2007 32 847-860
The importance of neuropsychological assessment for the evaluation of childhood learning disorders.
Silver, C. H., Blackburn, L. B., Arffa, S., Barth, J. T., Bush, S. S., Koffler, S. P., Pliskin, N. H., Reynolds, C. R., Ruff, R. M., Troster, A. I., Moser, R. S., & Elliott, R. W. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 2006 21 741-744

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow
    American Psychological Association (2008)
  • Fellow
    National Academy of Neuropsychology (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Dyslexia Association
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology