Cindy Ola, PhD

Dr. Cindy Ola is a bilingual, bicultural clinical child psychologist and she is interested in providing evidence-based, culturally responsive and collaborative care for patients and families.

Dr. Ola collaborates as a researcher and clinician on interventions studies with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and craniofacial or genetic differences.


PhD University of Washington
Residency: University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center
Fellowship: Seattle Children’s Hospital

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Training Clinic

Scholarly Expertise

  • Behavior Parent Management Training
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Latino Mental Health

Recent Publications

Behavioral and Social Functioning of Children With and Without Positional Plagiocephaly: Late Infancy to School Age.
(2022 Nov)
Cleft Palate Craniofac J 59(11): 1361-1370
Ola C, Speltz ML, Collett BR

Exploratory Qualitative Analysis of Early Literacy Engagement in Latinx Parents of a Child With a Cleft.
(2021 Jul-Aug 01)
J Craniofac Surg 32(5): 1817-1821
Johns A, Wallace E, Thach J, Ola C, Gallagher E, Gutierrez Y, Collett B

Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of the Lifestyle Enhancement for ADHD Program.
(2021 Jul 20)
J Pediatr Psychol 46(6): 662-672
Ola C, Gonzalez E, Tran N, Sasser T, Kuhn M, LaCount PA, Stein MA, Mendoza JA, Tandon PS

Prediction of school-age IQ, academic achievement, and motor skills in children with positional plagiocephaly.
(2021 Jun)
Paediatr Child Health 26(3): e132-e137
Wallace ER, Ola C, Leroux BG, Speltz ML, Collett BR

Do Infant Motor Skills Mediate the Association Between Positional Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly and Cognition in School-Aged Children?
(2021 Feb 4)
Phys Ther 101(2):
Collett BR, Wallace ER, Ola C, Kartin D, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML

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