Deborah Leong

Deborah Leong is a leading authority on the development of executive functions, Vygotskian approach, and early childhood assessments, and author of numerous books and articles on the topics. She is a Professor Emerita of Cognitive Developmental Psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she taught for 36 years, and a former director of Auraria Early Learning Center. Dr. Leong developed the Tools of the Mind approach with Dr. Bodrova with whom she has written numerous books, articles, and educational videos on the Vygotskian Approach to Psychology and the development of play. She received a BA in Psychology from Stanford University; a MEd from Harvard University; and a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education and Developmental Psychology from Stanford University.