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Shayl Griffith

Assistant Professor

Center for Children and Families; Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology


Phone: 305-348-9976

Email: shagriff@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Shayl Griffith’s research interests center on the behavioral and academic functioning of at-risk young children, with special interests in early identification and intervention in problems of development, parent-child interactions, child media use and the use of mobile technology to support interventions. Her work is currently supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and she has authored papers in journals such as Pediatrics, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, and the Journal of Children and Media. She is also collaborating with the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership to develop and evaluate caregiver guides including tips for positive educational media use for families participating in a county-wide book distribution program, with funding from The Children’s Trust.

Research Areas

  • Child digital media use
  • Parent-child interactions
  • Early childhood
  • Behavioral and academic functioning of at-risk young children
  • Early intervention/prevention

Education

  • PhD Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA
  • MS Clinical Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA
  • BA Psychology, Clark University, Worcester MA