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PhD Candidate in Psychology, Western University

Kaitlyn is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario. Her doctoral work examines the shared and non-shared language deficits in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and developmental language disorder using both electrophysiological and behavioral measures. Her research aims to increase our knowledge of how language and learning measures relate to social and communicative competencies in typical and atypical child development.

Previously, Kaitlyn completed her master's in Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Stevenson where she examined language, learning, and social communication in children and young adults with varying levels of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Psychology , Western University


  • 2019 
    University of Western Ontario, Master of Science/Psychology


  • 2021
    The Task Matters: A Scoping Review on Reading Comprehension in ADHD, Journal of Attention Disorders
  • 2020
    Statistical learning and social communication: The mediating role of language, Scientific Reports
  • 2020
    Investigating the role of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity in language and social functioning using a dimensional approach, Journal of Communication Disorders
  • 2020
    Factor structure of repetitive behaviors across autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • 2018
    Auditory and visual statistical learning are not related to ADHD symptomatology: Evidence from a research domain criteria (RDoC) approach, Frontiers in Psychology