Shelley Heaton, PhD
Shelley Heaton, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Co-Director of the Pediatric Brain Injury Programs
University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
1600 SW Archer Road, Box 100165
Contact Dr. Heaton:
Office: (352) 273-5269
Dr. Shelley C. Heaton is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology at the University of Florida (UF), where she mentors doctoral students, teaches, engages in collaborate research, and maintains a busy clinical practice and provides specialized training in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Heaton is active in professional service, both nationally and locally. She has been a Consulting Editor to the Child Neuropsychology journal since 2006, and has served Division 40 of the American Psychological Association (APA) in several capacities over the past 10 years. Dr. Heaton has also provided valuable service to the UF community through her work with the Disability Resource Center and the McNair Scholarship Program. Dr. Heaton also directs a Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program at the University of Florida, which provides clinical services and conducts scientific research with youth recovering from TBI. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2001 from the University of California San Diego after completing an internship in neuropsychology at the University of Florida. Her areas of clinical and scientific interest include: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Across the Lifespan, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pediatric Brain Tumors and Cancer, Attention and Memory Impairments in Childhood Conditions, Measurement Issues Pertaining to Cognition, and Forensic Pediatric Neuropsychology.
Dr. Heaton conducts pediatric neuropsychological assessments for youth across a broad range of ages (6 months of age through early adulthood) and referral reasons. Many of her pediatric neuropsychology assessment referrals come from the Shands & UF Hospital departments of Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, other pediatric medical specialties, as well as frequent referrals from pediatricians and health providers in the community.
Dr. Heaton values interdisciplinary work in serving the needs of youth experiencing neurocognitive difficulties. As such, she serves as a clinical member of two important multidisciplinary pediatric programs at the University of Florida: the UF ADHD Program directed by Dr. Siddiqi (which provides services to children diagnosed with ADHD), and the UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic & Treatment Program (MDTP) directed by Dr. Slinger (which provides services to youth experiencing complex learning and academic difficulties).