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Emily Helft

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Assistant Director of Professional Development/LCIRT

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Biography

Emily recently joined the LCIRT team following a decade of direct Disabled student-support in both K12 and higher education. Following her undergraduate work at Wheaton College (MA), where she majored in psychology, she embarked on a career focused on supporting children and young adults with disabilities. She earned her M.Ed. and Ed.S. from the College of William & Mary with an intense focus on psychoeducational assessment and evaluation, and worked as a school psychologist in the greater Richmond area for 3 years. After seeing the impact of regularly incorporating technology into her everyday field work supporting students, she transitioned into higher education as an assistive technology specialist, eventually expanding her skill set into accessible media, accommodation support, faculty consultation, academic skills development, and community education regarding accessibility and the Disabled community. Once she realized her true passion within the field was clearly tied to education and training, she joined Landmark’s LCIRT team to both narrow her focus and broaden her outreach. She is particularly interested in learning and cognition strategies, psychoeducational evaluation, and translating research into accessible content for students, teachers, and parents. While she was born in Bennington, Vermont and raised in upstate New York, she currently calls the vibrant city of Richmond, Virginia home. 

Education

Ed.S., School Psychology, The College of William and Mary 

M.Ed., School Psychology, The College of William and Mary 

B.A., Psychology, Wheaton College (MA) 

Academic Interests

Psychoeducational Assessment and Evaluation 

Post-Secondary Disability Resource Offices  

Community Outreach and Education 

Professional Development 

Assistive Technology 

Universal Design 

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