Clarissa is a fifth year doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology and Education at OISE. She completed her Bachelor of Science at McMaster University and went on attaining her Master of Science specializing in Speech and Language Sciences at Western University . Prior to coming to OISE, she has been involved in various research settings including applied linguistics, neuropsychiatry, and rehabilitation sciences. Her research expertise is in understanding children’s emotional and social regulatory processes in the context of language assessment and evaluating psychometric techniques to investigate the underlying developmental patterns. She has worked and advised for the Ministry of Education as well as private companies in areas of language development and assessment. She is currently involved in several lab projects such as BALANCE, LEADS, and IELTS. Clarissa is an avid cyclist and in the past summer, she rode in the Ride for Heart on the Don Valley Parkway!
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