Dr. Jason Ringo is a first-year postdoctoral fellow in Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Department of Neuropsychology. He helps children, adolescents and their families address a variety of presenting concerns by providing psychological assessments and psychotherapy, through Kennedy Krieger’s Executive Functioning Clinic, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Clinic, Targeted Assessment Clinic, Development and Early Learning Clinic and the Psychiatric Mental Health Program. Dr. Ringo brings years of experience as an educator, clinician and community mental health resource, to better understand and support the individuals and families with whom he works.
Dr. Ringo received his BA in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, QC, where he later completed a MA in School/Applied Child Psychology and a PhD in School/Applied Child Psychology. He served a predoctoral internship in Child Psychiatry (Outpatient Department, and Early Child Development Unit) at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
Dr. Ringo’s research focuses on the the novel application of a cutting-edge experimental paradigm to test visual attention and whether the neurological finding of atypical hemisphericity among people with autism also extends to people who display autistic traits, but who do not meet criteria for a clinical diagnosis. Additionally, he has research interests in academic motivation, as well as the manifestation, diagnosis and treatment of various clinical disorders in children and adolescents, with an eye on the contributory roles played by culture and parenting.