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Barbara Kao, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Barbara Kao, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist at the Children’s Neurodevelopment Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. She completed her clinical internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Development Center at Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Kao is a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School. She has particular interests in identifying and supporting the needs of siblings of children with developmental disabilities and chronic illnesses.



Children's Neurodevelopment Center
335R Prairie Avenue, Suite 1A
Providence, RI 02905


  • Post Graduate:  University of Virginia
  • Internship:  Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
  • Fellowship:  Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI