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Training & Experience

Lisa Pippin, Educational Psychologist

Lisa Pippin is a licensed educational psychologist and a credentialed school psychologist that provides consultation and independent psycho-educational assessment. Lisa specializes in assessing children with neurodevelopmental disabilities such as autism, intellectual disability, learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Her effective results are achieved by remaining child-focused, detailed, and compassionate.

 

Prior to graduate school, Lisa was a residential counselor at Edgewood Center for Children and Families. During her tenure, Lisa developed an in-depth knowledge of the impact of trauma, the importance of highly structured environments, social skills curricula, and crisis prevention techniques. Seeing the success of her clients in this environment compelled Lisa to pursue her graduate studies in school psychology.

 

Upon completing her Master's Degree at California State University, San Francisco, she worked as the primary clinician with Dr. Bryna Siegel, an expert in the field of autism spectrum disorders, at the UCSF Autism Clinic. With this experience, Lisa joined a local school district and implemented the ongoing development of district-wide autism programs from preschool to high school. These programs were hailed as “commendable” by reviewers of an independent, out-of-state panel.

 

Lisa worked as a school psychologist at the county and district level for nine years and provided psychological services for all grade levels (preschool to transition age). She has enjoyed the opportunity to lecture at St. Mary's College and both California State University, San Francisco & Sacramento campuses on autism, assessment, and issues related to the role of the school psychologist in reducing racial and identity-based harms.

 

Since beginning her private practice in 2013, Lisa has collaborated with approximately 30 different school districts in the Bay Area, Northern and Southern California. Over the past five years, Lisa has developed a personal passion in working with children with learning disorders. She has two children who are identified with variations of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. In her advocacy for them, she has learned two different structured literacy programs, consumed books, numerous journal articles and attended annual conferences to deepen her capacity as a mother and psychologist. Her self-guided growth resulted in a new and better understanding of learning disorders that also allowed her to serve as an expert witness in several due process hearings that centered on learning disorders.

 

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