Steven J. Hughes, PhD, LP, ABPdN is a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in assessment and treatment planning for persons who have problems with attention, concentration, organization, planning, and related executive functions. He also consults with organizations about educational program evaluation, and speaks to groups around the world about developmental education, neurocognitive disorders, parenting, and other topics of interest to parents and educators.

Find a pediatric neuropsychologist in your area at the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Talks for Montessori Audiences

“One of the best presenters I have ever seen.”

    - AMI refresher course attendee

“Really inspiring! After he spoke, I was totally recharged and more excited about my work than ever.”
- London centenary conference attendee

by Dr. Steve Hughes

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Please be advised that Dr. Hughes is not accepting new patients at this time.

“A great, well-organized and informative presentation...He actually made a three hour CE workshop fun!”

-American College of Professional Neuropsychology conference attendee.

Dr. Hughes serves as Chair of the Association Montessori Internationale Global Research Committee.

Dr. Hughes completed his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota and his post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he served as a member of the faculty of the Division of Pediatric Clinical Neurosciences from 2001 to 2011.

In his clinical work, he has specialized in neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents with a wide range of learning, developmental, and medical disorders, and assisted in the supervision and training of future neuropsychologists. Himself a Montessori parent, Dr. Hughes has helped many families from the Twin Cities Montessori community understand their child’s special educational or developmental needs. He is a lecturer at the Maria Montessori Institute in London, England, and the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. He is also a frequent speaker at Montessori schools, regional and national conferences, and other events around the world.

His research interests include measurement of attention and executive functioning in children and adults, the effects of living in poverty on child development, and the neurodevelopmental benefits of classical Montessori education.