Post Doctoral Fellow
Caroline Kleeman, Psy.D. is a postdoctoral neuropsychology fellow at CAAT, focusing on the evaluation of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, learning disorders, and executive functioning difficulties. In addition to providing assessments, she is also a member of the teams conducting the Superheroes Social Skills and Unstuck and On Target therapy groups.
Dr. Kleeman comes to CAAT with experience providing care for children with a range of profiles, including those with cognitive delays, language impairments, and genetic disorders. With experience assessing children of all ages, she particularly enjoys working with preschool and elementary learners. Dr. Kleeman’s approach to testing recognizes that children are so much more than a list of scores and that every child has unique strengths. She strives to provide meaningful, highly individualized educational and therapeutic recommendations and she values the opportunity to collaborate with families, schools, and other providers to ensure children are supported with evidence-based best practices.
Dr. Kleeman earned her Doctoral degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Following a summer internship at Sesame Workshop, her dissertation investigated the role that Sesame Street’s autistic muppet, Julia, could play in early childhood social and emotional learning (SEL) programs. Dr. Kleeman completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Children with Special Needs in Connecticut, where, in addition to psychoeducational evaluations, she provided ABA therapy and ABA-based reading intervention for children across the autism spectrum. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from Brown University, where she studied cognitive science and child development.