Alison Luongo

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology Faculty Advisor: Jamie Edgin

Alison Luongo

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology Faculty Advisor: Jamie Edgin

I'm a Clinical Psychology student completing an emphasis in Neuropsychology. After graduation, I hope to become a Clinical Child Neuropsychologist working in an Academic Medical Center. I went to U of A in my undergrad and completed a B.S. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science with an emphasis in Development and Aging. Over the last 6 years I've spent at the UA, I've enjoyed collaborating with my peers, being involved in on-campus student groups, and going to sports games. Bear Down!

Research Interests: 

My research interests involve exercise, sleep, and memory in children with different developmental disorders, including Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Selected Publications

Publications: 

  • Luongo, A., Lukowski, A., Protho, T., Van-Vorce, H., Pisani, L., & Edgin., J.O. (in press). Sleep's role in memory consolidation: What can we learn from atypical development? Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 60.
  • Sakhon, S., Edwards, K., Luongo, A., Murphy, M., & Edgin, J.O. (Accepted). Small sets of novel words are fully retained after 1-week in Down syndrome: A fast mapping study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 24(9), 955-965.

Presentations:

  • Stanly, T. & Luongo, A., (May, 2020) Sleep as a Biomarker for Early Detection of ADHD in Infants with Down Syndrome, A Literature Review and Project Proposal. Poster session presented at the University of Arizona, Honor's College First-Year Poster Competition.
  • Sawal, F. & Luongo, A., (May 2020) Sleep in Children with ADHD in Juvenile Detention Centers, A Literature Review. Poster session presented at the University of Arizona, Honor's College First-Year Poster Competition.
  • Luongo, A., Spano, G., Clark, C., Edgin, J.O. (April, 2020) Context Effects in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessing Contextual Binding & ADOS Severity. Poster session presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Luongo, A., Edgin, J.O., Sakon, S., & Hughes, K. and the Memory Measures for ID Consortium (May, 2018) How Sleep Influences 2-Week Temporal Recall Across Developmental Disorders. Poster session presented at the College of Science Capstone Showcase, Tucson, AZ.
  • Hughes, K., Sakhon, S., Luongo, A., Reichsfeld, A., Sampsel, M., & Edgin, J.O., (2019). Differences In Memory Function across Age In Down Syndrome. Symposium at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, Tx. 
  • Sakhon, S., Liu, Y., Nyhuis, C., Luongo, A., Edgin J.O., (April, 2017) Mechanisms of Word-Learning in Typical and Atypical Development. Poster session presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.   
  • Nyhuis, C., Sakhon, S., Luongo, A., Edwards, K., Pisani, L., Edgin, J.O., (March, 2017). A Novel Computerized Assessment for Examining Memory in Children with Intellectual Disabilities. Poster session presented at the Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Clinical Experience:

  • 2019 - Present Clinical Student Therapist, Behavior Health Clinic, The University of Arizona
  • 2019 - Present Clinical Student Therapist, Casa De La Vida Rehabilitation Center, Tucson AZ
  • 2019 - Present Building Resilience and Emotional Awareness through Knowledge (BREAK) Facilitator Trainee
  • 2018 - Present Respite Care Provider, United States Air Force Services, Combat Support & Community Service – Air Force Family Child Care Expanded Child Care Programs
  • 2016-2017 - Registered Behavior Technician, Butterfly Effects, Tucson, AZ
  • 2015-2017 - Behavior Health Paraprofessional, LifeStep Internship Program, The University of Arizona

Courses Taught: 

TA for:

  • PSY 101 - Intro to Psychology
  • NSCS 307 - Cellular Neurophysiology
  • EDL 396A - Topics in Leadership

Updated: 07/20/22

Degrees

  • B.S. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science, University of Arizona
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