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Lauren K. Ayr-Volta, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychologist

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, Providence College, 2000
MA, The Ohio State University, 2004
PhD, The Ohio State University, 2007

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 2006-2007

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Neuropsychology, 2007-2009

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Neuropsychological assessment of children with complex medical conditions
  • Psychological adjustment to life-threatening and/or chronic medical diagnoses
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

Selected Publications

  • Ullrich, N., Ayr, L.K., Leaffer, E, Irons, M.B., Rey-Casserly, C. (2009) Assessment of spatial learning in children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis type 1. Journal of Child Neurology.

  • Ayr, L.K., Yeates, K.O., Taylor, H.G., & Browne, M. (2009). Dimensions of postconcussive symptoms in children with mild traumatic brain injuries. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 19-30.

  • Ayr, L. K., Yeates, K.O. & Enrile, B. G. (2005). Arithmetic skills and their cognitive correlates in children with acquired and congenital brain disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 249-262.

  • Mulchan, S. S., Wakefield, E. O., Martin, S. R., Ayr-Volta, L., Krenicki, K., & Zempsky, W. T. (2021). Navigating Ethical Challenges for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Management in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic. The Clinical Journal of Pain. doi: 10.1097/AJP.000000000000100

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