Resume of Alison Craker, M.A., L.P.C.
Lifetime Member of the International Dyslexia Association
- Professional Affiliation
Areas of Speciality
- Provide neural cognitive rehabilitation therapy for clients struggling with ADHD, Dyslexia, sensory integration, central auditory processing issues, and other learning disabilities.
- Assisted in leading group of disabled youth and college age individuals (Down Syndrome, learning disabled, autism, including physical disabilities) to enable them to improve socialization skills.
- Counsel high school students in dealing with issues involved of attending college: moving away from home, selecting a major/career, financial assistance/scholarship applications.
- Designed treatment plans at a counseling center for a wide variety of diagnoses: Schizophrenia, Borderline, depression, co-dependency, substance abuse, other abuse issues.
- Provided counseling in a hospital setting to: geriatric patients, teen mothers with newborns, stroke victims and suicidal patients in ICU and ER; assisted with in-patient discharge.
- Conduct home visits and interviews with families waiting for a mentor for their child. Families dealing with incarcerated parents, low-income and other financial strains, children being raised by single parent and/or in the foster care system.
Instruction & Training
- Supervised and trained new therapists in the Sharper Minds multi-sensory cognitive program.
- Researched and developed lesson plans and instructed high school students in academic and motivational topics.
- Trained volunteer singles, couples, and families how to be mentors for young children in need, as well as provided on going support for them during their mentoring match.
- Offered Presentations on the AIDS epidemic to students, parents, and educators, drawing heavily on experiences from a World Visions mission to Zambia: gleaned information about local conditions.
- Provided information and support to local population and World Vision on-site staff.
- Administered the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to a group of couples:
- Interpreted the results
- Explained how the results impacted each couple’s communication.
- Trained group leaders to be mentors, lead small groups, and applied appropriate discipline, including specific techniques to deal with teenage issues (behavioral modification).