Sharon B Ashman, PHD

Sharon B Ashman, PHD

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."

  • Biography

    Sharon Ashman, Ph.D., ABPP is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who works with children and adolescents and their families. 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.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Wade, S.L., Walsh, K., Slomine, B.S., Davis, K.C., Heard, C. Maggard, B., Sutcliffe, M., Tubbergen, M.V., McNally, K., Deidrick, K., Kirkwood, M.W., Lantagne, A., Ashman, S.B., Scratch, S., Chesley, G., Johnson-Kerner, B., Johnson, A., Cirincione, L., and Austin, C.
      Widespread clinical implementation of the teen online problem-solving program: Progress, barriers, and lessons learned
      Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2023 : 31-10
    • 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

    Book Chapters

    • Ashman, S. B., & Dawson, G.
      Maternal depression, infant’s psychobiological development, and risk for depression
      Children of Depressed Parents: Mechanisms of Risk and Implications for Treatment, 2002


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

Clinical Interests

traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, cerebral infections, multiple sclerosis / demyelinating disease