Laura B. Silverman, Ph.D.

Laura B. Silverman, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-2986

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Silverman is a clinical child psychologist with expertise in autism and developmental disabilities. She is currently the Director of the Behavioral Interventions for Families (BIFF) Clinic. This clinic is a parent-training program that teaches caregivers of children with developmental disabilities behavioral strategies for improving challenging behaviors at home. Dr. Silverman facilitates program and staff development within the BIFF clinic, and also works as a clinician, providing direct parent training care. Her focus in the BIFF clinic is to meet the unique needs of caregivers, who are often faced with multiple stressors at home.

Dr. Silverman also provides diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She specializes in seeing children with complex developmental and psychosocial histories, who also have other mental health diagnoses.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dissertation Award - Best Behavioral Dissertation | International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR) 2008
Helen and Vincent Nowlis Award for Excellence in Teaching | Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology | University of Rochester 2003
Cum Laude in Psychology | Vassar College 1996

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Clinical Psychology | University of Rochester2007
MA | Clinical Psychology | University of Rochester2002
BA | Psychology | Vassar College1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Internship in Clinical Psychology at University of California Los Angeles07/01/2005 - 05/30/2006