Alison Luongo

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Graduate Student, Clinical
Faculty Advisor: Jamie Edgin
Degree(s): 
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuropsychology 
Telephone: 
(520) 626-0244
Office: 
Charles Sonnett Space Sciences Building, 119J
Research Interests: 

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

Selected Publications: 
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES 
 
1. 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.
 
2. 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.
 
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
1. 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.
 
2. 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.
 
3. 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.
 
4. 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.
 
5. 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. 
 
6. 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.   
 
7. 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: Intro Psych, Cellular Neurophysiology, Topics in Leadership 
Research Program: