• Shayl Griffith’s research interests center on the behavioral and academic functioning of at-risk young children, with special interests in early identification and intervention in problems of development, parent-child interactions, child media use and the use of mobile technology to support interventions. Her work is currently supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and she has authored papers in journals such as Pediatrics, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, and the Journal of Children and Media. She is also collaborating with the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership to develop and evaluate caregiver guides including tips for positive educational media use for families participating in a county-wide book distribution program, with funding from The Children’s Trust.

research interests

  • Child digital media use
    Parent-child interactions
    Early childhood
    Behavioral and academic functioning of at-risk young children
    Early intervention/prevention

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Shayl Griffith