Talapatra, Devadrita

Assistant Professor

Child, Family, and School Psychology
Assistant Professor


303-871-3352, KRH 255

Dr. Devadrita Talapatra is an Assistant Professor in the Child, Family, and School Psychology Program within the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. She received her B.S. from Emory University in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a Doctorate in School Psychology from Georgia State University Dr. Talapatra began her career as a high school special education teacher working with students on the Autism Spectrum. At her school, she organized an after-school club, BEST (Bringing Exceptional Students Together) to promote social inclusion of students with disabilities in the larger high school community. Dr. Talapatra has clinical expertise working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder; she completed her predoctoral internship at a developmental clinic and served as a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) fellow at Georgia State University. Dr. Talapatra’s research interests focus on enhancing outcomes for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities through promotion of inclusion in post-secondary settings, development of adaptive and academic interventions to improve post-school transition and self-determination, and training of school psychologists to increase their presence in transition services. When she is not at school, Dr. Talapatra enjoys outdoor activities with her dog, reading a good book, and finding delicious food. Portfolio

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