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Dr. Shannon Suldo Kathleen H. Armstrong, Ph.D. (University of South Florida)
Associate Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute

Phone: (813) 974-0606 
karmstrong@fmhi.usf.edu


Pediatric School Psychologist with recognized expertise in diagnosis and treatment of childhood behavioral and developmental challenges. Broad teaching and collaboration experiences across university, clinical, and community settings. Established researcher and evaluator, with demonstrated proficiencies in grant competitions, project leadership, and professional publications.

Courses Taught

Honors and Awards

Grants

Publications

Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

Courses Taught

  • Psychological Assessment of Infants and Toddlers (EDG 6931)
  • Seminar in Pediatric Psychology and Advanced Practicum (SPS 7936)
  • Advanced Consultation Processes in School Psychology (EDG 7205)
  • Psychoeducational Interventions II: Supporting Social and Emotional Development (SPS 6701)
  • Introduction to Consultation Processes (EDG 6166)

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 Honors and Awards

Recognized in USF Authorities on Children, Families & Communities: An Expert’s Guide (2004-2005)

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award: Multi-disciplinary Mental Health Training Fellow, (1993-1995)

Nominated by Florida for the National School Psychologist of the Year, 1988

Florida’s School Psychologist of the Year, 1987

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 Grants

  • Helping Our Toddlers, Developing Our Children (HOT DOCS, 2006), $189,816, PI
    • Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (Ongoing continuation project)
  • Relation between Weight Status and the Food and Activity Choices of Adolescents (2006), $9,632, PI
    • USF Collaborative Grant Award (1 year)
  • Early Learning Opportunities Grant (ELO, 2005), $85,000, PI
    • Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County (Completed 2006)
  • Early Intervention Positive Behavior Support Project (EIPBS, 2002), $334,032, Project Director
    • US Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs (Completed 2006)           
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative (SS/HIS, 1999), $450,000, Co-PI
    • US Departments of Education, Health, and Juvenile Justice (Completed 2003)
  • Families are First Teachers (FFT, 2001), $150,000, PI
    • Annie E. Casey Foundation (Completed 2002)
  • Early Intervention Project, (2001), $160,000, Co-PI
    • Florida Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (Completed 2003)
  • Supporting Caretakers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease (2001), $15,000, PI
    •  USF Center for Scholarship in Action (Completed 2002)
  • The Match Program: Matching Families Strengths to Children’s Needs (1999), $12,000, PI
    •  USF Collaborative (Completed 2000)

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 Publications

Book Chapters, Reviews, and Reports

Journal Articles

Book Chapters, Reviews, and Reports

Armstrong, K., & Lilly, C. (in press). Assessment and interventions for children with mental retardation. In T. Oakland and P. Harrison (Eds.) Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II: Clinical Use and Interpretation, Austin, TX: Elsevier, Inc.

Massey, O.T., Boroughs, M., & Armstrong, K. (in press). Sustainability of school-community collaboration in Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. In Wang, A. (Eds.) Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Meeting the Challenge/Capturing the 1999 Safe Schools/Healthy Students Experience through Local Outcomes. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

Armstrong. K, Massey, O.T., Boroughs, M. (2006). The Safe Schools Initiative in Pinellas County, FL. In S. Jimerson & M. Furlonge (Eds.) Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: From Research to Practice, (pp. 525-536). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Armstrong, K. & Hornbeck, M. (2005). Positive behavior support for infants and toddlers at-risk: A proactive, prevention-oriented approach towards healthy development and school readiness. In C. Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. Friedman, (Eds.), A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, (pp. 355-359). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.

Armstrong, K., Cusumano, D., Cohen, R., & Todd, M. (2005). Early learning opportunities act: Impact on early childhood educators and preschoolers. Tampa, FL:  University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Armstrong, K., Massey, O.T. (2002). Building a safe school: Evaluation findings from Clearview Avenue Elementary School. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Boroughs, M.A., Massey, O.T. & Armstrong, K. (2002). The cohort study: A longitudinal evaluation of OCIP and Chill Out. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Perry, A., Massey, O.T., & Armstrong, K. (2002). Families and schools together (FAST): An evaluation of program effectiveness with elementary school children. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Santoro, G., Armstrong, K., & Massey, O.T. (2002). An evaluation of the efficacy of a prosocial approach to social skills instruction. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Santoro, G., Massey,  O.T., & Armstrong, K. (2002). Perceptions of school safety: Year 2 of the School Safety Survey. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Tucker, J., Henson, K., Santoro, G., Massey, O.T. & Armstrong, K. (2002). The violence prevention/social skills needs assessment survey: Year 1 of the School Safety Survey. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Uzell, D., Massey, O.T., & Armstrong, K. (2002). Learning between the lines: A qualitative analysis of focus groups on school safety. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Worthington, J., Hernandez, M., Friedman, R., Uzzell, D., Joseph, R., MacAlister, J. & Armstrong, K. (2001). Learning from families: Identifying service strategies for success. Promising Practices in Children’s Mental Health, Vol. II. Washington, D.C.: American Institutes for Research.

Armstrong, K., Street, S., & Moore, J. (2001). The Match Team: Matching families’ strengths to children’s needs. University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida.

Armstrong, K. (2000). Outcomes from the National Adolescent and Child Treatment Study (NACTS). Florida School Psychologist (27, 3), 20-22.

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    Journal Articles

Armstrong, K., Hornbeck, M., Beam, B., Mack, K., & Popkave, K. (2006). Development, implementation, and evaluation of a model for supporting caregivers of young children with challenging behavior. Journal of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology, 2, 51-61.

Boroughs, M., Massey, O.T., & Armstrong, K. (2005). Socioeconomic status and behavior problems: Addressing the context for school safety. Journal of School Violence, 4(4), 31-47.

Massey, O.T., Armstrong, K., Boroughs, M., & Henson, K. (2005). Mental health services in schools: A qualitative analysis of challenges to implementation, operation, and sustainability. Psychology in the Schools, 42(4), 361-372.

Armstrong. K., Massey, O.T., Boroughs, M. (2003). Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative: Pinellas County Schools, FL. Psychology in the Schools, 40 (5), 489-502.

Armstrong, K., Dedrick, R., & Greenbaum, P. (2003). Factors associated with community adjustment of young adults with serious emotional disturbance: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 11 (2), 65-76.

Scott, J., Armstrong, K., & Downes, K. (2003). Teasing and bullying: How pediatricians can help. Contemporary Pediatrics, 20 (4), 105-120.

Hernandez, M., Gomez, A., Lipien, L., Greenbaum, P., Armstrong, K., & Gonzalez, P. (2001). Use of the system of care practice review in the national evaluation: Evaluating practice fidelity to system of care principles. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (9), 43-52.

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Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

Armstrong, K. (2006). Children and Families: The Sleep Hygiene Issue. Workshop presented at the 2006 Advanced Sleep Medicine Symposium, St. Petersburg, FL.

Armstrong, K. (2006). Sleep 2006: Sleep Disorders in School-Age Children. Moderator for the 2006 Advanced Sleep Medicine Symposium, St. Petersburg, FL.

Bradley-Klug, K & Armstrong, K. (2005). Problem-Solving Models. Workshop presented at the 2005 Advanced Sleep Medicine Symposium, St. Petersburg, FL.

Armstrong, K. & Hornbeck, M. (2005). Partnering with Parents (2004). Workshop presented for the National Training Institutes on Effective Practices: Young Children with Challenging Behavior, Clearwater, FL.

Armstrong, K. & Hornbeck, M. (2004). An Evidence-based Approach for Young Children with Behavior Challenges (2004). Workshop resented to One Goal Summer Conference, Tampa, FL.

Armstrong, K., Cusumano, D., Cohen, R., & Todd, M. Literacy in Preschool: Education and Coaching (2004). Workshop presented to One Goal Summer Conference, Tampa, FL.

Armstrong, K. (2004). Linking Assessment to Intervention (2004). Presented to Early Steps Program, in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, & Charlotte Counties.

Armstrong, K. (2002). Developmental Evaluation: Intake to Intervention. Workshop presented at the 2002 Annual Early Intervention Program Meeting, Tampa, FL

Armstrong, K. & Bradley-Klug, K. (2002). Assessment for Young Children: Contemporary Approaches. Workshop presented at the 2002 Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program Spring Statewide Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Armstrong, K., Scott, J., & Massey, O.T. (2002).Families are First Teachers: Recipes for Success. Workshop presented at One Goal Summer 2002, Tampa, FL

Armstrong, K., & Todd, M., (2002). Families are First Teachers. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Research Conference in Tampa, FL.

Scott, J. & Armstrong, K. (2002). Collaboration Across Disciplines. Presentation for Pediatric Grand Rounds, Tampa General Hospital, (January 2002).

Armstrong, K. (2001). Prekindergarten Evaluation, Readiness, and Child Find: What’s New for 2002. Presentation for the Florida Department of Education AMM Conference, Tampa, FL.

 Massey, O.T., Armstrong, K. & Boroughs, M. (2000). Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative for Pinellas County, FL, at the First Annual Conference for Safe Schools, Healthy Students Initiative (SS/HIS) Washington, DC.

Massey, O.T., Armstrong, K. (2000). Evaluation Strategies for Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative for Pinellas County, FL, at  the 2000 American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference, Honolulu, HI.

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