Lisa Helms, M.S. Ed.
Lisa earned her Master of Science Degree in Special Education, her post-master certificate as an educational diagnostician, and her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M-Commerce. She has over 20 years of experience working in education, first as a teacher and later as an educational diagnostician. She has experience assessing people as young as 2 to 85 years old, but most of her experience has been in the educational setting. She is experienced in cognitive, academic, and behavioral psychological assessments. While performing assessments she looks for Specific Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Intellectual Disability, and Other Health Impairments such as ADHD. She also enjoys working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team diagnosing Autism and looking at the educational implications that a student may encounter. She enjoys figuring out the unique aspects of students’ brains in order to help them develop the best individualized education plan possible for each one. Experienced in understanding educational law pertaining to special education and section 504, she is a strong ally for students and their families advocating for doing what is best for the student. She has worked as a house parent and has fostered over 50 children in the past ten years, she also fosters dogs with Austin Bulldog Rescue, where she fostered and adopted her English Bulldog Sally. She is a mother and a grandmother who enjoys dancing and singing. She even DJ’ed karaoke for over ten years.