Catherine A. Fiorello, Ph.D.
Department Chairperson, Psychological Studies in Education
Professor and Coordinator of School Psychology Program
Psychological Studies in Education

Ritter Annex 269
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone: (215) 204-6254

  • Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Kentucky
  • M.S. Education, University of Kentucky
  • B.A. Psychology, Clark University

Specialty Board Certification in School Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (2011)

Licensed Psychologist, Kentucky (1993) and Pennsylvania (1997)
Certified School Psychologist, Kentucky (1986), Pennsylvania (1997) and National (1989)

Areas of Professional Interest
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Full Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Early Childhood
Recent Scholarship


Hale, J. B., & Fiorello, C. A. (2004). School neuropsychology: A practitioner's handbook. New York: Guilford.   Fiorello, C. A.,

Hale, J. B., Holdnack, J. A., Kavanagh, J. A., Terrell, J., & Long, L. (in press). "Interpreting intelligence test results for children with disabilities: Is global intelligence irrelevant?" Applied Neuropsychology.  

Hale, J. B., & Fiorello, C. A. (2005). "Determining medication treatment effects using teacher ratings and classroom observations of children with ADHD: Does neuropsychological impairment matter?" Educational and Child Psychology, 22(2), 39-61.

Fiorello, C. A., & Primerano, D. (2005). "Cattell-Horn-Carroll cognitive assessment in practice: Eligibility and program development issues." Psychology in the Schools, 42, 525-536.  

Hale, J. B., Fiorello, C. A., Bertin, M., & Sherman, R. (2003). Predicting math achievement through neuropsychological interpretation of WISC-III variance components." Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 21, 358-380.