About the Author
holds a B.A in psychology from Rice University, an M.S.Ed.in school counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in child and adolescent development from Stanford University. For the past ten years, Lisa has been working with middle and high school students who have learning disabilities and emotional disorders. In this job, Lisa consults with both families and schools to help them provide the optimal school and home environments for their children with special needs. She has taught child & adolescent development and psychology courses to both undergraduates and teacher credential candidates at Stanford University, Santa Clara University and San Jose State University. Lisa works with the non-profit Cleo Eulau Center of Palo Alto, providing consulting services and teacher education workshops for elementary school teachers in a high-risk school district. She is also the author of a weekly child psychology column for the website Education.com.