Children's Learning Clinic

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Faculty

Dr. Singh

Dr. Leah Singh is the Director of Clinical Services and a licensed psychologist in Florida. She earned her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Memphis, completed her clinical Internship at the FSU Multidisciplinary Center, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Children's Learning Clinic. She has received extensive training in assessment, consultation, and intervention across hospital, clinic, university, and school settings. Dr. Singh completed a subspecialty in pediatric psychology and assessment, and a fellowship in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND). She is a recipient of the Division 16 Blue Ribbon Research Award from the American Psychological Association. Her research interests are in examining psychometric properties of neuropsychological assessments to inform appropriate instrument selection and interpretation as well as the role of neuropsychological assessment in diagnosis and public policy.

Dr. Kofler

Dr. Michael Kofler is the Founder and Director of Research Services for the Children's Learning Clinic. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida and Virginia, and is licensed to practive telehealth in 20+ additional states via PSYPACT/E.Passport. Dr. Kofler has published more than 90 scientific articles and book chapters on topics related to childhood ADHD. He is a Consulting Editor for Child Neuropsychology and a member of the Editorial Board of Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Research Award from the national ADHD advocacy group CHADD. His research focuses on identifying strengths and building capabilities in children with ADHD. His current work involves testing the ADHD-centric, game-based neurocognitive training protocols developed in the Children's Learning Clinic. This research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the FSU Psychology Department.

Clinic Staff

Lauren DeGeorge

Lauren DeGeorge is the Clinic Coordinator for the Children’s Learning Clinic. She received her BS in Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences from Florida State University and worked as a Research Assistant in the Children's Learning Clinic and the Florida Center for Reading Research prior to graduating. She has 6 years of experience working with families and children in the community. As an undergraduate, she was an afterschool counselor at a local elementary school working with children presenting with a variety of conditions including ADHD, ASD, and ODD. Her research interests include social anxiety, social skill deficits, and emotion recognition and regulation, specifically in children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD.

Katie Black

Katie Black is the Research Coordinator for the Children's Learning Clinic. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University where she wrote an Honor's Thesis on children's social problem solving and gained clinical experience interning for a treatment program for young children with externalizing behavior and academic problems. After graduating, she spent a year as a lab manager working on a project focused on identifying drivers of depression in youth. She is broadly interested in improving children's learning and social-emotional outcomes through school-based intervention, especially for children involved in the welfare system.

Kathy Harvey

Kathy Harvey is the Psychometrist for the Children's Learning Clinic. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the College of Charleston, and has worked as an in-home behavior therepist for children with ASD and as a Psychometrist at the Medical University of South Carolina. As a psychometrist, she conducted neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing with children with disabilities and/or complex medical histories and was awarded a prestigious fellowship in South Carolina's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (SC LEND). Her research interests involve defining causal pathways in ADHD symptom presentation, and alternative interventions targeting ADHD symptoms in preschoolers and children. She is currently working on her PhD in the FSU College of Education.

Clinical Research Associate

Shana Carrington

Shana Carrington-Forde a volunteer Clinical Research Associate in the Children’s Learning Clinic. She received her M.S in Clinical Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and her B.A in Management with a Minor in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. She has practiced Clinical Psychology in Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica, and Montserrat, working in juvenile detention centers, schools and community clinics. Her extensive experience includes psychological assessment, consultation, and intervention. She also has also taught psychopathology and been an expert witness or participated in court proceedings on many occasions. Her research interests include identifing ways to improve emotional and behavioral functioning for children living with ADHD and other behavioral conditions. She is currently working on her PhD in the FSU College of Education.

Doctoral Students

Nicole Groves

Nicole Groves is a doctoral student in FSU's clinical psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University, and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University. Her previous research experiences focused on the contribution of executive functioning deficits to ADHD symptoms. Her current interests include investigating the role of executive functioning in ADHD, along with developing non-pharmacological treatments for the disorder. Nicole is currently completing her clinical psychology Internship at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan is a doctoral student in FSU's clinical psychology program. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Williams College and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from NYU. Her previous research experience includes working at a lab studying interventions for children with ADHD and on a longitudinal study on dyslexia. She also has extensive experience working as an educator and a counselor for children and adolescents. Currently, Elizabeth is interested in investigating the associations between executive function impairments, academic motivation, and reading achievement for children with ADHD. Lizzy is currently completing her clinical psychology Internship at Johns Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Carolyn Marsh

Carolyn Marsh is the Assistant Director for the Children’s Learning Clinic. Carolyn is a doctoral student in FSU's clinical psychology program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Occidental College. She then worked as a postgraduate associate at the Yale Child Study Center, where she coordinated a study on the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder. Her research interests focus on the interplay between internalizing/mood symptoms, social functioning, and executive functioning in children with ADHD.

Fatou Gaye

Fatou Gaye is a doctoral student in FSU’s clinical psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology and minor in neuroscience at the University of Maryland where she worked on a study that assessed the neural correlates of inhibitory control. She then worked as a lab manager at UMD where she coordinated a working memory and math intervention study. Her current research interests include the intersection of executive function impairments and academic outcomes in ADHD, as well as the efficacy of executive function training interventions.

Alissa Cole

Alissa Cole is a doctoral student in FSU’s clinical psychology program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. Her previous research has focused on psycholinguistic mechanisms of language comprehension and the role of working memory and processing speed in reading and language. Her current research interests include investigating executive function impairments in ADHD and examining its association with disorders of reading and language in children.

CLC Faculty Alumni

Dr. Leah Singh

Dr. Leah Singh

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2018-2019

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Florida)

Faculty, Florida State University, Department of Psychology

Director of Clinical Services, Children's Learning Clinic, Florida State University  

Dr. Kristin Austin

Dr. Kristin Austin

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2016-2018

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Florida, North Carolina)

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, Department of Psychology

Director, Psychological Services Center, University of Mississippi 

Dr. Elizabeth Holland

Dr. Elizabeth Holland

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2015-2016

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Washington)

Faculty, Western Washington University, Department of Special Education

Owner, Holland Psychology, PLLC

Dr. Hillary Schaefer

Dr. Hillary Schaefer

Youth-Nex Principal Investigator, 2015-2016

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Washington)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (New York, Washington)

Faculty, Tufts University, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

Dr. Dustin Sarver

Dr. Dustin Sarver

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2013-2014

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Mississippi)

Faculty, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Advancement of Youth

Doctoral Student Alumni

Dr. Paula Aduen

Dr. Paula Aduen

Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry 

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard Consortium in Clinical Neuropsychology

Psychology Intern, University of Chicago (Adult Neuropsychology Track)

Dr. Paula Aduen

Dr. Sherelle Harmon

Director of Clinical Research, University of Miami, Child & Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Psychology Intern, Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Erica Wells

Dr. Erica Wells Cerrato

Licensed Psychologist, Pediatric Psychology Associates

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Florida International University, Center for Children and Families

Psychology Intern, Dell Children's Hospital / Texas Child Study Center

Dr. Taylor Day

Dr. Taylor Day

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Psychology Resident, Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Taylor Day

Dr. Elia Soto

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Syracuse University

Psychology Intern, Immaculata University

Dr. Lauren Harper

Dr. Lauren Irwin Harper

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (Neuropsychology)

Psychology Resident, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (Neuropsychology)

Doctoral Student Affiliate Alumni

Dr. Allie Moltisanti

Dr. Allie Moltisanti

Major Professor: Dr. Jeanette Taylor

Licensed Neuropsycholgist, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital

Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Psychology Intern, Missouri Health Sciences Consortium (Neuropsychology Track)

Dr. Jamie Spiegel

Dr. Jamie Spiegel

Major Professor: Dr. Chris Lonigan

Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Florida International University, Center for Children and Families

Psychology Resident, Cincinnatti Children's Hospital

Clinic Coordinator Alumni

Nicole Ferretti

Nicole Ferretti

Doctoral Student, University of Alabama

Caroline Miller

Caroline Miller

Doctoral Student, University of British Columbia

Shaline Escarfulleri

Shaline Escarfulleri

Doctoral Student, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Research Coordinator, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System

Kijana Richmond

Kijana Richmond

Graduate Student, George Mason University

Kijana Richmond

Emma Jaisle

Doctoral Student, Florida International University