Ann Logsdon is a school psychologist specializing in helping parents and teachers support students with a range of educational and developmental disabilities. Ann has over eighteen years in special education. As a former director of special education for preschool through high school and a school psychologist, Ann has provided diagnostic assessments and assisted with program development for individual students and for school-wide initiatives. She worked as a state level special education and equity consultant and investigated special education complaints. Currently, Ann is an administrator for disability services at Kentucky State University. In her spare time, Ann enjoys writing fiction and has published on Smashwords.com. Visit her author page on Amazon.com.
Ann's experience includes:
- Internship with the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute - Assessment and program development for children with severe, low-incidence disabilities.
- Mental Health Specialist Trainee - Provided service coordination for adults with mental health issues in the penal system.
- School Psychologist - Serving students from preschool through high school with assessment, counseling, and developing individual education programs.
- Director of Special Education - Coordination of preschool and k-12 special education programs for students with disabilities.
- State Consultant - Monitored school districts for compliance with IDEA requirements, investigated parent complaints, assisted with multi-disciplinary scholastic reviews - evaluation of regular and special education programs, and provided technical assistance to parents and schools on disability, multicultural education, gender equity, and other educational issues.
Ann holds a bachelor's degree in English. She has also earned master's and education specialist degrees in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She completed post-graduate courses in special education law, mediation, school administration, and special education financial management. She holds certification as a school psychologist and director of special education.
By Ann Logsdon:
Helping parents, teachers, and students discover their talents and learn to overcome learning disabilities has been my dream job since childhood. Students are a never ending source of challenge and amazement, and I enjoy working with them and for them every day!
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