Yale Academic Skills Clinic (YASC) provides services for children and youth with learning differences throughout the state of Connecticut and in eastern New York. The Clinic services children with special educational needs across a variety of developmental disorders and typically developing children. We provide evaluations, comments on current services received by the child, recommendations for PPTs and IEPs, and referrals to practitioners in the area for specific preventive and remedial services.
Dr. Elena L. Grigorenko received her Ph.D. in general psychology from Moscow State University, Russia, in 1990, and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology and genetics from Yale University, United States, in 1996. Dr. Grigorenko has published more than 350 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. She has received awards for her work from five different divisions of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 7, 10, 15, and 24). She also won the APA Distinguished Award for Early...
Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center
Dr. Hart received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in neuroscience through the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. Currently, Dr. Hart is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale University Child Study Center. Her clinical and research interests focus on reading development, skilled reading performance, and impairments in language and reading processes. Dr. Hart is particularly interested in children with complex reading profiles...
Clinical Instructor (Social Work) in the Child Study Center
Speech and Language Pathologist
Megan Lyons, MSW, M.S. CF-SLP is Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical
Fellow in the Laboratory for Developmental Communication Disorders. She
received her M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University and is in
the process of completing her clinical fellowship under the supervision
of Dr. Rhea Paul. Within the autism program, Megan provides speech,
language and communication evaluations for the Developmental Processes,
Trajectories, and Predictors of Outcome Study, Simon's Baby-Siblings and
Research Assistant and Intake Coordinator Academic Skills Clinic
Donna Macomber earned her master's degree in psychology at Southern Connecticut State University and holds a B.A. in Business Administration. She has worked with Dr. Grigorenko for approximately 15 years on a number of research projects and has been a member of the EG Lab for the last seven years. Donna’s research projects include investigations into various aspects of learning and reading disabilities; the language acquisition, intellectual ability, and socioemotional development of children...
Clinician in the Child Study Center
Dr. Vitulano is a clinical psychologist and associate clinical professor of psychology at the Yale Child Study Center, where he trains and supervises pre-doctoral and post-doctoral interns and fellows. He is the former chief child psychologist of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. He is past president of the Connecticut Behavior Therapy Association and serves on the boards of Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut and the Bridgeport Council of Churches.