Jennifer Dupont Frechette, PhDDirector of Research
ICCD Directors - Neuropsychology Department - Research Department
Dr. Dupont Frechette earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology with a Neuropsychology focus from the University of Rhode Island. Prior to receiving her doctoral degree, Dr. Dupont Frechette worked as a behavioral specialist, taught social-emotional curriculum to students within public and parochial school settings, participated in a national study for children at risk for poor academic and behavioral outcomes through the National Center on Intensive Intervention, and provided group facilitation to children and adolescents through the Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Research Center. She has also taught several undergraduate courses at the University of Rhode Island and Community College of Rhode Island. Dr. Dupont Frechette has published in the areas of executive functioning, psychiatric disorders, childhood maltreatment, attention, cognitive decline, and advocacy. Dr. Dupont Frechette has in depth experience conducting neuropsychological and academic evaluations across a variety of settings including an in-patient psychiatric hospital, public schools and outpatient settings. Dr. Frechette completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology under the supervision of Dr. Rafael Castro, as well as additional training at Delta Consultants (Providence, Rhode Island) under the supervision of Dr. Richard Solomon.
At ICCD, Dr. Dupont Frechette provides comprehensive psychological, neuropsychological, academic evaluations for children, adolescents and young adults experiencing learning difficulties, attentional challenges, anxiety and mood dysregulation and neurodevelopmental delays. She believes it is important to take the time to get to know each child that walks through her door and works hard for the families she serves. In addition to her work at ICCD, Dr. Dupont Frechette currently supervises doctoral trainees in assessment practices and procedures at William James College where she serves as adjunct faculty.
In her down time, Jen likes to spend time with her husband, three young daughters, and their family dog. She enjoys hiking, long summer days at the beach and a good game of backyard whiffle ball.