Julie Horner-Girard, Ph.D.
Licensed School Psychologist
Julie Horner-Girard received a Bachelor’s of Science in Cognitive Sciences from the University of California-Irvine. During her undergraduate work she focused on neuropsychology and brain development within individuals with disabilities as well as educational studies and developmental psychology. As an undergraduate, she was involved in NICHD research that investigated the physical health of children and the role of normative stressors. She obtained her Master’s and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the area of School Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Neuropsychology and Prevention and Intervention Science. During the course of her studies at UW-Madison she completed advanced practica that included working with children with disabilities and their families in community-and primary care-settings. She also completed advanced research and statistical courses in addition to her normal course of studies. Aside from school psychology, she completed a separate clinical track that involved a doctoral residency accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Her main areas of interest are in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Special Education Policy and Advocacy, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Assessment and Intervention, and Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention. She has worked in diverse settings, including clinics, hospitals, universities and schools, with families, children, and adults. She currently works full-time in a school district as a district school psychologist (Early Childhood to 12th grade) and as a consulting psychometrist for the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia, Inc. (WILDD).