My professional interest is in working with children with developmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorders (ASD), utilizing a scientist-practitioner model. During my 19 years of experience as a licensed clinical psychologist, I have had the opportunity to provide both assessment and intervention services to children and their families with a range of developmental differences, including ADHD, learning disability, intellectual disability, and speech/language delay. I have also participated in research studies, including the Simons Simplex Collection, which is a multi-site project established for the purpose of creating a genotypic and phenotypic database to provide information about the genetic causes of autism spectrum disorders. My research interests are in issues related to the assessment of ASD and in social perception and emotional regulation in ASD.
I received my Ph.D. degree from the University of Miami in 1990 and completed a clinical child psychology internship at Baylor College of Medicine. My previous psychology faculty positions were in the departments of Pediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine and at Emory University School of Medicine. My previous administrative responsibilities included serving as the Assistant Director for the Department of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program at the Marcus Center in Atlanta, GA (now the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta).
Sample of Significant Publications
Guy, L. Campbell, J., Glass, D., Cermak, T., Ousley, O., Rockers, K., & Pakula,
A. Measuring social perception of individuals with ASD using the NEPSY-II. Poster session presented at the 118th convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. August 2010.
Guy, L., Cermak, T., & Glass, D. Parent and teacher report of EF
skills in ASD and ADHD utilizing the BRIEF. Poster session presented at the 117th convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 2009.
Guy, L., Glass, D., Cermak, T., Campbell, J., Ousley, O., Rockers, K., & Pakula,
A. Comparing face and object recall with clinical instruments for individuals with ASD. Poster session presented at the 9th annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA. May 2010.
Guy, L., Glass, D., Rockers, K., Ousley, O., Kulka, K., & Pakula, A. Facial affect recognition measured by the NEPSY-II in individuals with ASD. Poster session presented at the 8th annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, IL. May 2009.
Moreno De Luca, D., Rossi, M, Adam, M., Pakula, A., Myers, S., Uhas, K., Weik, L., Guy, L., Aradhya, S., Martin, C., & Ledbetter, D. Recurrent 17q12 deletions identified in autism males. Poster session presented at the annual clinical genetics meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics, Tampa, FL. March 2009.