Shannon Santoro, MA, MS, is a clinical extern in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. She is a fourth-year doctoral student in the School Psychology Program at St. John’s University, where she earned her Master of Science degree in School Psychology. Prior to her doctoral training, Ms. Santoro earned her Master of Arts degree in General Psychology from The New School for Social Research and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz.
Ms. Santoro is skilled in providing evidence-based treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) treatment to children, adolescents and their caregivers with a wide range of presenting challenges, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Additionally, she has experience providing psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals across a wide age range with a variety of developmental, behavioral and academic needs. Ms. Santoro has worked as a behavioral technician at Proud Moments ABA in Brooklyn, New York and has held an externship position within the Ardsley Union Free School in Westchester, New York. During her externship in the Ardsley school district, Ms. Santoro provided individual and group counseling, psychoeducational evaluations, behavioral observations, and social skills training to a variety of students, including those on the autism spectrum. Her current doctoral research focuses on the investigation of orthographic processing deficits in students.
- Student Clinician, Center for Psychological Services, St. John’s University
- School Psychology Extern, Ardsley Union Free School District
- PsyD (expected 2023), School Psychology, St. John’s University
- MS, School Psychology, St. John’s University
- MA, Psychology, The New School for Social Research
- BA, Psychology, SUNY New Paltz