Dr. Michelle Kibby received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1998 with specialized training in clinical neuropsychology and child-clinical psychology. She interned at Brown University. Dr. Kibby completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Medical College of Georgia and a research post-doctoral fellowship in child neuropsychology at the University of Georgia under George W. Hynd.
Dr. Kibby has two lines of research focused on child neuropsychology and developmental cognitive neuroscience. One entails investigation of children with dyslexia and/or ADHD from a neuropsychological perspective including study of their linguistic, working memory, and executive functioning. The other entails examination of differences in brain morphology and function between typically developing children and those with dyslexia or ADHD using structural MRI and ERP. These lines of research are funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH/NICHD).
Selected Recent Publications
Kibby, M.Y. (in press). Working Memory Functioning in Developmental Dyslexia and ADHD. In G. Kalivas and S.F. Petralia (Eds.), Short-Term Memory: New Research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova.
Mesman, G. R. & Kibby, M.Y. (2011). Examining multiple theories' contribution to orthographic functioning. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 44, 50-62.
Kibby, M.Y. (2009). Memory functioning in dyslexia: An analysis using two clinical memory measures. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24, 245-254.
Kibby, M.Y. (2009). There are multiple contributors to the verbal short-term memory deficit in children with developmental reading disabilities. Child Neuropsychology, 15, 485-506.
Kibby, M.Y., Kroese, J.M., Krebbs, H., Hill, C.E., & Hynd, G.W. (2009). The pars triangularis in dyslexia and ADHD: A comprehensive approach. Brain and Language, 111, 46-54.
Kibby, M.Y., Pavawalla, S.P., Fancher, J.B., Naillon, A.J., & Hynd, G.W. (2009). The relationship between cerebral hemisphere volume and receptive language functioning in dyslexia and Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Child Neurology, 24, 438-448.
Kibby, M.Y. & Cohen, M.J. (2008). Memory functioning in children with reading disabilities and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A clinical investigation of their working memory and long-term memory functioning. Child Neuropsychology, 14, 525-546.
Kibby, M.Y., Fancher, J.B., Markanen, R., & Hynd, G.W. (2008). A quantitative MRI analysis of the cerebellar deficit hypothesis of dyslexia. Journal of Child Neurology, 33, 368-380.