LeAdelle Phelps

Professor Emerita
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology/School Psychology
M.A./A.C. School Psychology

Professor Emeriti


Health-related disorders in children and adolescents
Pediatric psychopharmacology
Personality assessment
Cognitive assessment

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Utah, 1977.
  • M.A. School Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1974.
  • B.S. Psychology and English, Brigham Young University, 1972.


Phelps, L. (2006). Chronic health-related disorders in children. Washington, D.C.: APA Books.

Phelps, L. Brown, R. T., & Power, T. J. (2002). Pediatric psychopharmacology: Combining medical and psychosocial interventions. Washington, D.C.: APA Books.

Phelps, L. (1998). Health-related disorders in children and adolescents: A guidebook for understanding and educating. Washington, D.C.: APA Books.


Phelps, L. (2012). Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale-III. Brandon, VT: Psychology Press.

Phelps, L. (2003). Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale-II. Brandon, VT: Psychology Press.

Phelps, L., & Martin, N. (2000). The Computer-Optimized Multimedia Intelligence Test Technical Manual (COMIT). NY, NY: TechMicro.

Phelps, L. (1991, 1997). Phelps Kindergarten Readiness Scale. Brandon, VT: Psychology Press.

Recent Book Chapters (2005-current)

Steck-Silvestri, S. L.., Phelps, L., MacAllister, W.S., Ensign, J., Crevier-Quintin, E., & Hale, J.B. (in press). Chronic pediatric medical conditions and comorbid psychopathology. In L.A. Reddy, A.S. Weissman, and J.B. Hale (Eds.). Neuropsychological assessment and intervention for youth: An evidence-based approach to emotional and behavioral disorders. Washington, D.C.: APA Books.

Phelps, L., Smerbeck, A., Rappaport, N. (in press). Pediatric tic disorders: Case study. In A. Davis (Ed.). Psychopathology of childhood and adolescence: A neuropsychological approach. New Jersey: Wiley & Sons.

Phelps, L. (2011). Pediatric health-related disorders: Prevention and early intervention. In M. Bray and T. Kehle (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of School Psychology. (685-695). NY, NY: Oxford University Press.

Phelps, L., & Smerbeck, A. (2010). Pediatric tic disorders. In A. Davis (Ed.). Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology. (pp. 603-611). NY,NY: Spinger Publishing.

Phelps, L. (2010). Psychopharmacology for pediatric neuropsychologists . In A. Davis (Ed.). Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology. (pp. 1077-1084). NY,NY: Springer Publishing.

Phelps, L. (2010). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In J. S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, and B. Caplan (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. (pp. 1547-1549). NY, NY; Springer Publishing.

Phelps, L. (2010). Training for work with special populations: Children with chronic illnesses. In T.E. Crespi, & C.A. Riccio. (Ed.). The Handbook of Education: Training and Supervision of School Psychologists in School and Community. (pp. 311-320). NY, NY: Francis/Routledge.

Anderson, L. M., & Phelps, L. (2009). Psychopharmacological interventions in early childhood. In B. Mowder, F. Rubinson, and A. Yasik (Eds.). Evidence-based Practice in Infant and Early Childhood Psychology (pp. 575-588). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Phelps, L. (2009). Critical issues in chronic illnesses for women. In E. Fletcher-Janzen & J.Stern (Eds.). Neuropsychology of Women (pp. 165-174). NY, NY: Springer.

Cook-Cottone, C., & Phelps, L. (2006). Adolescent eating disorders. In G. Bear & K. Minke (Eds.), Children's Needs III (pp. 977-988). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists Publications.

Phelps, L. (2005). Health-related issues among ethnic minority and low-income children: Psychoeducational outcomes and prevention models. In C. Frisby & C. Reynolds (Eds.). Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology. (pp. 928-944). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Phelps, L. (2005). Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs. In S. Lee (Ed.). Encyclopedia of School Psychology. (pp. 122-123). NY, NY: Sage.

Phelps, L. (2005). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Neuropsychological outcomes, Psychoeducational implications and prevention models. In R. D’Amato, E. Fletcher-Janzen, & C. Reynolds (Eds.). Handbook of School Neuropsychology. (pp. 561-573). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Recent Journal Articles (2005-current)

Rappaport, N., Kulick, D., & Phelps, L. (in press). Psychotropic medications: An update for school psychologists. Psychology in the Schools.

Phelps, L., & Swerdlik, M. (2011). Evolving internship issues in school psychology preparation. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 911-921.

Anderson, L., & Phelps, L. (2009). School-wide healthy weight behaviors: Promoting Universal Longevity via School-family Ecologies (PULSE). Psychology in the Schools, 46, 748-755.

Merydith, E., & Phelps, L. (2009). Convergent validity of the MMPI-A and MACI scales of depression. Psychological Reports, 105, 605-609.

Davis, A. S., & Phelps, L. (2008). Psychoeducational implications of Neurodevelopmental genetic disorders. School Psychology Quarterly, 23, 243-345.

Phelps, L. (2008). Tourette’s disorder: Genetic update, neurological correlates, and evidence-based interventions. School Psychology Quarterly, 23, 282-289.

Power, T. J., & Phelps, L. (2008). Integration of educational and health services through comprehensive school-based service delivery. Psychology in the Schools, 45, 88-90.

Abrams, L. M., Flood, J., & Phelps, L. (2006). Psychopharmacology in the schools. Psychology in the Schools, 41, 493-502.

Phelps, L., McGrew, K. S., Knopik, S. N., & Ford, L. (2005). The general (g), broad, and narrow CHC stratum characteristics of the WJ-III and WISC-III tests: A confirmatory cross-battery investigation. School Psychology Quarterly, 20, 66-58.

National Service and Awards


Trainers in School Psychology Outstanding Contribution to Training Award. 2010.

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2007.

American Psychological Association Division 16 Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award, 2006.

Sustained Achievement Award. University at Buffalo, SUNY. 2005.

American Psychological Association Division 16 Fellow, 1997.


Psychology in the Schools, 1-1999 through 6-2006.

Boards and Committees

Chair, UB President's Review Board on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (PRB), 2011-2014

Member, UB President's Review Board on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (PRB), 2009-2011.

Associate Chair, APA Committee on Accreditation, 2006-2006.

Member, APA Committee on Accreditation. 2002- 2006.