Amy Lawson Moore, PhD
According to social media and blogging experts, this is the all-important “About Me” page where I humanize myself and make you love me. But, let’s face it, you’re either going to follow my blog because you already love me or because my work intrigues you, yes? But, I’ll humor the experts anyway and share a little human-ness about myself!
I’m a cognitive & educational psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO. Originally from South Carolina, I’m a transplant as the spouse of a retired Air Force fighter pilot (now a surgical nurse) and blissfully happy to be settled in one place now. (Even if it’s a cold place!) I’ve been married for more than two decades and we have three incredible sons, a well-behaved Golden Retriever, and a very soft Siberian cat. I have three degrees from the University of South Carolina — Go Gamecocks — and one from Capella University. Nope, I’m not an Ivy League scholar. I’m “state school” and “for-profit school” educated and credentialed. Get over it. I’m smart, I’ve been in the trenches my entire career, and I’m passionate about what I do. A PhD is a PhD. I earned it. (’nuff said.)
What exactly do I do? A few things! I work in the ever-evolving field of human neuroscience. As a cognitive psychologist at LearningRx World Headquarters, I help support the largest network of cognitive training centers in the world. And as VP of Research at Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research, I research cognitive assessment and neuroplasticity-based training programs for children and adults with ADHD, learning struggles, brain injury, and age-related cognitive decline. I specialize in cognitive assessment and quantitative research, and I’m a former child development specialist and teacher of teachers. I’ve been working with struggling learners for 25+ years. So, that means I know a little bit about cognition and learning. I won’t bore you with details on this page. You can read my stuff yourself if you are so inclined. It’s published in peer-reviewed medical and psychology journals. And I’ve got a couple of books in the works–one on brain training research and one on the psychology of grace. (Yep. I’m also a board-certified Christian counselor and mental health coach.) But the blog? It’s not really about me. It’s about really cool research on the brain. Read that. I’m excited you are here.
From my brain to yours-
Amy Lawson Moore, PhD
Cognitive Psychologist at LearningRx World Headquarters
VP of Research at Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research
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I’m available for “expert” interviews, quotes, and contribution of guest articles on the following topics:
– cognition and learning
– brain training for ADHD, learning struggles, brain injury, age-related cognitive decline
– child development/early childhood education