Dr. Palladino earned her Bachelor of Science at Fordham University, and her Masters and doctoral degrees at Arizona State University. She began her clinical practice in1978, was the principal investigator for a federal research grant, and served on the clinical faculty at the University of Arizona Medical School.
Combining her study of attention and experience as a clinician, she wrote DREAMERS, DISCOVERERS & DYNAMOS: HOW TO HELP THE CHILD, WHO IS BRIGHT, BORED, AND HAVING PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL, published by Random House, and winner of the best self-help book award in San Diego. (DREAMERS, DISCOVERERS & DYNAMOS was formerly titled THE EDISON TRAIT in hardcover.)
As she developed her specialization in attention, she took advanced training at San Diego State University in sports psychology, a field which has pioneered the practice of attention control for competitive athletes. There she learned strategies she could adapt to help children and adults improve their attention in school and at work. This led her to write FIND YOUR FOCUS ZONE: AN EFFECTIVE NEW PLAN TO DEFEAT DISTRACTION AND OVERLOAD, published by Simon & Schuster, which has been translated into eight languages.
Her newest book is PARENTING IN THE AGE OF ATTENTION SNATCHERS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BALANCING YOUR CHILD'S USE OF TECHNOLOGY, published by Shambhala. She contributes to national media, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and WebMD. She is a lifetime member of the American Psychological Association and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.
Individual and family counseling
Continuing education for health care providers and teachers
Public speaking and media consultation
Areas of Expertise
Improving attention in children and adults.
Cognitive-behavioral strategies to treat attention deficit disorder and other problems staying focused due to giftedness, sensitivity, anxiety, the challenges and pressures of school and work, and the stresses of daily living.