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M.A. & Ph.D., Suffolk University, Clinical Psychology
B.A. & M.A., Bridgewater State University, Psychology
Linda Kelly has developed proficiency in many areas related to identifying and improving academic, social, and emotional functioning in adolescents and young adults. Having worked as a school psychologist for nearly 20 years, she has performed psychological & academic evaluations of various learning and mental health disabilities; created educational plans including recommendations for assistive technology; and provided counseling & crisis intervention. She is skilled in collaborating with parents and colleagues to support student achievement.
In addition, Dr. Kelly has been dedicated to the field of Autism and enhancing the lives of those who hold this diagnosis and their families. Through assessment, advocacy, and providing support in other capacities, she has sought to increase understanding and acceptance of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions. She is the co-author of a book entitled, Charting the Course for Treating Children with Autism: A Beginner’s Guide for Therapists; is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; and is a speaker on topics related to Autism and Special Education. Her research has also involved the development of a multi-faceted transition evaluation process for post-secondary planning including factors related to college readiness.
As an Assistant Professor in the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), Dr. Kelly works collaboratively with students to identify strengths and challenges in domains such as writing, reading, study skills, test-taking, social interactions, and problem-solving. She teaches students to adapt their learning through metacognitive practices, including the development of individualized strategies, routines, and the use of assistive technology in order to best navigate the demands of college.