Undergraduate Degree

  • University of California, Los Angeles , Los Angeles , CA

Graduate Degree

  • University of Illinois , Champaign , IL

Graduate Degree

  • Boston College , Boston , MA


As a pediatric psychologist whose specialty work has long been with deaf or hard of hearing children and their families, I've had the privilege of being Director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children's for over two decades.Much of my clinical work involves conducting evaluations that contribute to differential diagnosis of concomitant conditions including multi-sensory impairments (auditory, visual, and vestibular systems), autism spectrum disorders, and neurological compromise.

My clinical research interests focus on neurobehavioral and psychosocial components in the development of children with both syndromic and non-syndromic conditions, seeking to optimize developmental outcomes for all children who are deaf. Formerly working in special education, I was introduced to developmental complexities, communication challenges, psychometric assessment, and systems of service delivery. Then, I found a passion for child psychology and specifically for children who are deaf or have reduced hearing levels.

The privilege of advising and consulting on matters of public policy, quality and breadth of community-based services, and legal issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing children permits me to apply most practically what I have learned from clinical and research endeavors. Promoting every opportunity for each child to realize individual competencies and working to assure equitable communication access have been key issues of devotion during my career.


  • Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists


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  1. Evidence-Based Practice in Deaf Education. The assessment and development of deaf children with multiple challenges. 2019. View abstract
  2. Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct and Cochlear Implants: The Effect of Early Counseling on the Length of Time Between Candidacy and Implantation. Otol Neurotol. 2018 02; 39(2):e90-e95. View abstract
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among children who are deaf. Raising and Educating Deaf Children eBulletin. 2016. View abstract
  4. Setting Language in Motion. 2016. View abstract
  5. Consideration for Appropriate Assessments with Deaf Children. Raising and Educating Deaf Children eBulletin. 2015. View abstract
  6. Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning. 2015. View abstract
  7. Dually diagnosed: a retrospective study of the process of diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Semin Speech Lang. 2014 Nov; 35(4):301-8. View abstract
  8. Pediatric Otolaryngology. Early Identification and Intervention for Hearing Loss. 2014. View abstract
  9. Prognosis tool based on a modified children's implant profile for use in pediatric cochlear implant candidacy evaluation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Feb; 121(2):73-84. View abstract
  10. Not a "sound" decision: is cochlear implantation always the best choice? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Oct; 74(10):1144-8. View abstract
  11. Hearing Loss Experience Journal. 2007. View abstract
  12. "Cochlear Implantation and the Young Child Who Uses Sign Language". 2006. View abstract
  13. "Psychological Evaluation of Deaf Children. Mental Health Care of Deaf People: A Culturally Affirmative Approach N.S. Glickman & S. Gulati (Eds.). 2003. View abstract
  14. "Psychological Evaluation of Deaf Children". Glickman, N.S. and Gulati, S. (Eds.), Mental Health Care of Deaf People: A Culturally Affirmative Approach. 2003. View abstract
  15. Next providing effective, family-centered early intervention with deaf and hard of hearing infants. 2001. View abstract
  16. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder". D. Medwid & D. Weston (Eds.), Kid-Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. 1996. View abstract
  17. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder". Kid-Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children D. Medwid and D. Weston (Eds.). 1995. View abstract
  18. "Clinical use of the Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure in neuropsychological assessment with deaf children". Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (abstract). 1995; 1(329). View abstract
  19. "Psychological Testing". K. Robson (Ed.), Manual of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1994. View abstract
  20. "Psychological Testing". Manual of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry K. Robson (Ed.). 1994. View abstract