Since becoming a licensed school psychologist in 2012, DoriAnn has worked as a school psychologist in Colorado working with children from preschool through high school. She was nominated
by her peers to lead a district-wide, school-based brain injury resource team for a suburban school district in Colorado. In addition, her research has been accepted for presentation at the state, national, and international level.
When working with children, DoriAnn utilizes a child-centered approach to thoroughly identify the unique strengths and challenges of each child. She specializes in conducting comprehensive assessments and providing targeted interventions to address these challenges while building on the child’s strengths. Her unique training in pediatric traumatic brain injury, autism, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, coupled with her experience working in the school, provides children and their families expertise in these conditions while offering support and advice on how to navigate the complexity of the school system.
DoriAnn is a native of Olathe, Colorado and loves spending time with her husband Joseph, their daughter Amelia, and their dog Sammy. She is very excited to be back in her hometown to help support the mental health needs of the community. When not busy working on her next research project, she enjoys writing children’s books, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.
Dr. DoriAnn Adragna received her B.A. in Psychology from Colorado Mesa University and her Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Child, Family, and School Psychology from the University of Denver. She received specialized certification in pediatric traumatic brain injury from the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center and completed an externship in autism and other neuro-developmental disabilities through JFK Partners at Children’s Hospital Colorado. For her doctoral dissertation, she developed a measurement tool designed to help school personnel determine when to refer a child to a school-based brain injury resource team.