About Jamie Allison
Jamie Allison is a school psychologist specializing in learning and developmental disabilities. She graduated from the School Psychology program at the University of North Carolina and has over 20 years of experience in local public school systems as well as in clinical settings at UNC Hospital and at UNC’s Center for Development and Learning (now the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities). She has also worked on research projects through UNC and Total Child Health to assess toddlers at risk for Autism. Jamie has extensive experience and training in the areas of learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, second language acquisition issues, and bilingual assessment.
Jamie is a fluent speaker of Spanish and French.
What is a School Psychologist?
School psychology is a subspecialty of psychology with a special focus on the academic, social, and emotional development of children and youth. School psychologists work in schools as well as in a variety of medical and community settings. School psychologists receive training in both child development and effective instructional practices. The training of school psychologists places an emphasis on assessment, and school psychologists are particularly knowledgeable about how to use psychological and educational assessments to contribute in a meaningful way to an understanding of the whole child. Because school psychologists also understand school environments, they are able to facilitate the process of “translating” psychological testing results into usable classroom strategies