Dr. DeBastos earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her internship at the Children's Hospital of Michigan and post-doctoral fellowship at the Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. She has developed expertise in the neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide variety of medical or neurological conditions that can affect how the brain works for thinking and learning. These include, but are not limited to, sports concussion and other forms of traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, spina bifida, stroke, brain tumor, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, preterm birth, and neurofibromatosis. Dr. DeBastos has extensive experience in the evaluation and diagnosis of attention and learning disorders, as well as autism spectrum disorders. She also has expertise in the treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. DeBastos has been involved in a variety of research projects, with topics including the long-term neuropsychological outcome of children who were born preterm, cognitive and behavioral functioning in children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS, and assessment of executive skills. She has presented her research at professional conferences.

Dr. DeBastos is on the medical staff at Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak, where she practices two days per week, with specialization in the evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults with epilepsy.