What I do
My work focuses on identifying cognitive risk and protective factors that are associated with learning and attention in children. The goal of our work is to develop a deeper understanding of learning that spans multiple levels of analysis (genetics, environment, brain, cognition, behavior) in order to improve early identification and intervention for children at risk for learning disorders.
Lauren’s research on learning informs her identity as a teacher-scholar. She uses the cognitive science of learning to guide her course design and pedagogical approaches. Her research expertise is closely aligned with the graduate courses she teaches in Cognitive Assessment and Developmental Neuropsychology and the undergraduate courses in Research Methods. As a clinical scientist, Lauren promotes the integration of evidence-based practices for children with learning and attention challenges into the clinical training of graduate students in the Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic and the Center for Child and Family Psychology in the Psychology Department.
- Ph.D., Child Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 2009
- MA, Child Clinical Psychology, University of Denver, 2005
- BS, Neuroscience, Brandeis University, 2001
- Differential Diagnosis in Learning Disabilities
- Cognitive and neural predictors of comorbidity between reading and attention problems