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Kelly Powell, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center; Co-director, Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic

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Kelly Powell, PhD

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Kelly K. Powell, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Child Study Center. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University majoring in both Psychology as well as Human Development & Educational Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from American University and completed her pre- and post-doctoral fellowships at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Powell specializes in the assessment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with a particular focus on children 5 and younger. She is the co-director of the Toddler Developmental Disabilities Program within the CSC. She is also a psychologist in the NICU GRAD program and conducts developmental assessments. Dr. Powell has international experience training clinicians and parents in diagnosis and treatment of ASD. She is actively involved in research projects focused on further understanding phenotypic expression, developmental trajectories, and outcome in ASD including co-occurring conditions. She is also invested in further developing relationships with stakeholders including parents, medical professionals, schools, and community treatment providers.

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  • PhD
    American University (2012)
  • MA
    American University (2009)

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