Jennifer Grimes, Ph.D., LEP

Jennifer Grimes has worked in public schools and in private practice, amassing
twenty years’ experience in special education issues.
 She received a BS in Human
Development from U
niversity of California, Davis, and an MA in Psychology from
California State University, San Francisco.  She earned her Ph.D. in Educational
Psychology from U
niversity of California, Davis, where she pursued advanced study
in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology.
 

As a licensed educational psychologist in full-time private practice, she strives to
translate what we know about the brain to educational practice.
 

Dr. Grimes is recognized as Subject Matter Expert by the Board of Behavioral
Sciences, State of California
. She routinely consults with school districts,
universities, learning clinics, and state and federal agencies to support the
achievement of individuals with special needs.
 

Dr. Grimes is an award-winning feature writer for a national education and
parenting journal and has published research and presented lectures in the areas of
cognitive assessment.



CREDENTIALS
Pupil Personnel Services (California)
School Psychology Authorization (California)
Educational Services, School Psychologist Endorsement (New Jersey)
Licensed Educational Psychologist (California)
Subject Matter Expert, Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
California Association of School Psychologists
California Association of Licensed Educational Psychologists
California Association for the Gifted
Association of Educational Therapists
Consultant to the Ann Martin Center, Oakland, CA

PUBLICATIONS
2007 (in press).  Who Benefits from Online Learning? Considering the Learning
Disabled Subpopulation. Innovate, an online education journal.

2007. The effect of multiple sclerosis on executive function, memory, attention, and
processing speed.  Educational Therapist, Volume 28, (1), pp. 12-15.

2007. Preparing Kids for Hospitalization. Notebook, March, 2007.

2007. Multiples Attending Different Universities. Notebook, January, 2007.

2006.  Field data collection for head injured and gifted adults for the Fourth
Editions of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test and Wechsler Memory Scales.
Psychological Corporation.

2006. The role of the right hemisphere in comprehending spatially oriented text.
Educational Therapist, Volume 27 (2), pp. 16-19.

2006. Reading Development: Clues to a Potential Reading Problem. Notebook,
September, 2006.

2006. Technology Tools for Learning. Notebook, 2006. July, 2006.

2006. The Myths and Realities of Autism. Notebook, March, 2006.

2006. Kindergarten Preparation; Ready or Not, Here Comes Kindergarten!
Notebook, January, 2006.

2001 Sandoval, J. & Grimes, J. Help for the beginning test user: Review of
Kaufman & Lichtenberger, Essentials of WISC-III and WPPSI-R assessment.
Contemporary Psychology, 46, 483-486.

1996. Co-authored an educational study looking at the relationships between
environmental stress and attention/learning skills in traumatized children.

LECTURES
Who Benefits from Web-Based Instruction? Considering the LD and ADHD
Subpopulations. 29th Annual National Conference, Association of Educational
Therapists. San Francisco, October 2007.

Best Practices In Reading Assessment. Presented as a staff development workshop
at the Ann Martin’s Center for Assessment and Therapy, Oakland, CA.  Winter,
2005.

Making Connections in Cognitive Assessment.  Presented as a staff development
workshop at the Ann Martin’s Center for Assessment and Therapy, Oakland, CA.  
Spring, 2005.

Issues in Behavior and Attention Assessment. Presented as a staff development
workshop at the Ann Martin’s Center for Assessment and Therapy, Oakland, CA.  
Fall, 2004.

Issues in Early Brain Development. Presented to the Solano Association of Parents
of Twins and Triplets. Spring, 2004.

Special Education Issues.  Presented to undergraduate students in the School of
Education, University of California, Davis. Fall, 2000.

Adult Cognition and the Effect of Aging on Cognitive Function. Presented to
undergraduate students in the Human Development department. University of
California, Davis. Fall, 2000.

Differential Diagnosis in Frontal Lobe Dementia. Presented to staff at University of
California, Spring 2000.

Effective Educational Transitions for Brain Injured Students. Presented to the
Learning Disabilities Association, Spring, 1999.

An Overview of Learning Disabilities and Cognitive Development. Presented to
undergraduate students in the School of Education, University of California, Davis.
Spring 1999.

Differential Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia.
Presented at the annual convention of International Dyslexia Association, Spring,
1998.



Jennifer Grimes, Ph.D.
Licensed Educational Psychologist

2062 John Jones Road, Suite 210
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-3114      (707) 435-0147