The Team at Children’s Wellness and Development Center recognizes the need for community to help children thrive. We hope to be a part of that community. Through our comprehensive testing, we provide children, their caregivers, and educators with a better understanding of their strengths and areas of lesser competency. We provide consultative services and individualized recommendations that are evidence-based to help children and their families reach their goals.

Jennifer Dupont Frechette, Ph.D.

Dr. Frechette earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology with a Neuropsychology focus from the University of Rhode Island. During her training, Dr. Frechette worked as a behavioral specialist with children on the autism spectrum, 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. 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 her post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology.
Dr. Frechette provides comprehensive psychological, neuropsychological, and academic evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing learning difficulties, social problems, attentional challenges, anxiety and mood dysregulation, and neurodevelopmental delays. She believes it is important to take the time to get to know each and every child she is lucky enough to spend time with. In addition, she works hard to get a clear and accurate understanding of the child’s strengths and areas of challenge.
In addition to her work at this center, Dr. Frechette serves as the Director of Research at the Integrated Center for Child Development. She also supervises doctoral trainees in the clinical psychology program at William James College where she serves as adjunct faculty.
In her downtime, Dr. Frechette likes to spend time with her husband, four young children, and their family dog. She enjoys hiking, long summer days at the beach, and a good game of kickball.

Dr. Frechette’s peer-reviewed publications and selected presentations include:

Lindsay Latchaw, BA (Intake Coordinator)

Lindsay resides in Mansfield, MA with her husband and 2 children. She has worked in healthcare for 17 years.  In her free time, she loves to travel, cook, and go on walks with her dog.

Carlton Bradshaw

Carlton Bradshaw earned his master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island graduate program in Reading. He has worked as a reading specialist and consultant in public and charter schools as well as in private settings. Carlton earned his Orton Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist certification through the Brainspring Educator Academy and devotes his professional energy to support and advocate for students with dyslexia and reading disabilities. Carlton currently works as a Reading Specialist/Consultant at Vincent Gallagher Middle School in Smithfield where he provides direct and daily intensive reading intervention to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. He also works with teachers, providing coaching and direction for ongoing small-group interventions.

With passions for personalizing instruction and teaching with fidelity, Carlton draws on his wealth of knowledge and experience to support his students. A typical session with Carlton is multisensory, engaging, and targeted for the unique needs and interests of the student sitting with him. He takes care to balance intensive explicit instruction with a variety of activities and relevant games.  Carlton is well versed in Orton Gillingham methodology and uses that approach in conjunction with other methods. Carlton has worked with elementary-aged students and has ample experience with adolescents; he cares deeply about the challenges and stigma experienced by students with dyslexia, reading disabilities, and other challenges related to reading, spelling, and writing.

Carlton also brings a unique breadth of experience as he is currently a member of his school’s Instructional Leadership Team and a member of the RIDE State Personnel Development Grant’s ‘Cadre of Coaches’ – an initiative targeting the implementation evidence-based literacy instruction through schools’ Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. He understands the goals and processes of school support systems and how private tutoring can complement the work schools are doing. Carlton is also a published author (Jill Castek, Julie Coiro, Lizbeth Guzniczak & Carlton Bradshaw (2012): Examining Peer Collaboration in Online Inquiry, The Educational Forum, 76:4, 479-496). In his free time, Carlton enjoys spending time with family in North Kingstown, cooking, running, seeking out the best coffee shops in New England, and reading.