A native New Yorker, Alissa came to Vancouver in 1991to teach Special Education Theory for the Principles of Teaching Program at the University of British Columbia. She has subsequently worked for the Richmond/Vancouver Health Board and B.C. Childrens Hospital developing public health curricula and Family Centered Care education materials. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education from City University of New York with a focus on Language-based Learning Disabilities. Alissas research interests include dyslexia, multi-sensory learning modalities, and web-based teaching methods.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Alissa contributes articles on education and learning to several women's interest publications, as well as professional journals. She is currently in the process of developing a series of illustrated childrens books designed to demystify the characteristics of ADHD and Dyslexia starring her hyperactive Sheltie, Hamish