Ph.D., University of Georgia
Dr. Patton received her doctorate in psychology from The University of Georgia in 2007 and completed a two-year fellowship in child and pediatric psychology at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center in 2005-2007. She has also held affiliations with both Tufts University School of Medicine and Emory University’s School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, in conjunction with full time pediatric psychology positions at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Baystate Health Medical Center.
Dr. Patton specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation. She currently serves as the Director for the Regents Center for Learning Disorders, established by the University System of Georgia, to provide neuropsychological assessments to college students who are exhibiting difficulties in the learning environment, such as learning disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cognitive processing impairments, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, psychological disorders, and related conditions. The Regents Centers also provides reviews of documentation submitted by referring institutions in support of student requests for accommodations; assists students, faculty and staff at referring institutions through consultation, networking, and program development; provides clinical training opportunities in graduate level psychology, education, and related programs; and conducts research focusing on assessment and accommodation of students with disabilities in postsecondary settings.
Prior to joining the Regents Center, Dr. Patton was a practitioner in a thriving private practice in Illinois, in which she worked with children and adolescents, both through assessment and evaluations of learning and behavioral issues; and treatment of anxiety disorders (including OCD, panic, separation anxiety, school refusal), pain disorders, depression, behavior disorders, ADHD, and relationship and family issues
Dr. Patton is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation.