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Sherry Kelly, Ph.D.


Sherry Skyler Kelly, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist with more than 30 years experience in the field of child development. She is the founder of PositiviTeens® workshops that bring together the science of Neuropsychology with the powerful evidence-based strategies of Positive Psychology.

Dr. Kelly’s clinical research experience included 8 years at New York Hospital in the Department of Pediatrics. While at New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Kelly developed innovative, multi-disciplinary, intervention and rehabilitation programs. Dr. Kelly was well know for her work with children challenged by learning differences, autism, and developmental delays. Her research included a groundbreaking longitudinal study of the first generation of teens and young adults to survive beyond the medical life expectancy of a Thalassemia-Major.

She also conducted one of the first retrospective and prospective studies of “chemo brain” in leukemia patients. Her work has been featured in segments on Good Morning America. From 2000-2007, She was a clinician in private practice, a lecturer, and a columnist. Most recently, Dr. Kelly was a founding board member of Autism After 21, a Boca Raton based non-profit program of support, education, and skills training for young adults with special needs.

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