Pieceful Solutions hires psychologist Karen Delaney

Pieceful Solutions, a K-12 school in Arizona for children with autism spectrum disorders, recently hired Karen Delaney, Ph.D. as its School Psychologist for its three school campuses in Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert.

Dr. Delaney is a licensed psychologist in the state of Arizona, and has more than 35 years of experience in the field. She most recently served as School Psychologist for the Kyrene School District in Tempe, where she spent 25 years providing psycho-educational assessments and consultation, social skills training and counseling. She was an active participant in state monitoring of special education services within the district, provided training regarding state and federal regulations for disabled students, and served as the supervisor for doctoral students from various universities for many years.

Previously, Dr. Delaney served as a School Psychologist for Murphy Elementary School District in Phoenix, Plattsmouth Public Schools in Nebraska, and as a psychologist at the Glenwood State Hospital School in Iowa. Her experience includes training in various disabilities of school-age children, preschool assessment and transition, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development, student home visits, and behavioral programming for both adults and children with developmental disabilities.

In her new role at Pieceful Solutions, Dr. Delaney will oversee case management and intervention and provide consultation and assessment. She will assist the team in the interpretation and implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and provide training regarding various best practices to assist students with various developmental disabilities.

Dr. Delaney received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D. in developmental child/experimental psychology from the University of Nebraska.