Sharon B Ashman, PHD

Sharon B Ashman, PHD

Rehabilitation Psychology, Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program, Concussion Program, Neuropsychology, Cerebral Palsy Program, Orthopedics

On staff since November 2005

Children's Title: Neuropsychologist

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

"Working in a rehabilitation setting, I am inspired by the strength and resilience of the patients and families as they work to overcome the challenges of illness or injury. I'm fortunate to be a part of a dedicated team that supports these children and youth to increase their level of independence and improve their quality of life."

  • Sharon Ashman, Ph.D., ABPP is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who works with children and adolescents and their families. She is a Clinical Supervisor and Neuropsychologist in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, where she provides neuropsychological assessment services, consultation, and therapeutic services to children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries (e.g. traumatic brain injury, concussion, brain tumors, encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, multiple sclerosis / demyelinating disease), and other forms of central nervous system dysfunction. Her work includes consultations with schools and community providers to develop appropriate educational programs and therapeutic interventions.

    Sharon Ashman obtained her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 2004. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in pediatric neuropsychology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and board certified in clinical neuropsychology and pediatric clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is a Past President (2011 - 2012) of the Pacific Northwest Neuropsychological Society and was previously member of the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council.

    • Jason Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 09.30.16

      After my traumatic brain injury, many doctors told me to give up on my dreams of college. Sharon Ashman validated me, gave me hope, and worked with my mother to help me recover. I not only made it to college, I carried a solid 4.0 GPA and went on to found my own software company!

  • Other Publications

    • Ashman SB, Dawson G, Panagiotides H
      Trajectories of maternal depression over 7 years: relations with child psychophysiology and behavior and role of contextual risks.
      18211728 Development and psychopathology, 2008 : 55-77
    • Dawson G, Ashman SB, Panagiotides H, Hessl D, Self J, Yamada E, Embry L
      Preschool outcomes of children of depressed mothers: role of maternal behavior, contextual risk, and children's brain activity.
      12938711 Child development, 2003 July : 1158-75
    • Ashman SB, Dawson G, Panagiotides H, Yamada E, Wilkinson CW
      Stress hormone levels of children of depressed mothers.
      12030695 Development and psychopathology, 2002 : 333-49


Board Certification(s)

Clinical Neuropsychology
Pediatrics, Neuropsychology

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA