Jennifer Smith is an Educational, Developmental and Counselling Psychologist and a registered teacher.
She holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling, an Honours degree in Linguistics, a Masters degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of New South Wales.
Jennifer has had extensive experience as a university lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the schools of psychology and education, at the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Sydney, and the Australian College of Applied Psychology where she currently continues to teach developmental psychology and learning to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Jennifer also works with refugee children at a public school in Sydney’s Western suburbs.
She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Colleges of Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology, a member of the Australasian Sleep Association and a member of their Paediatric Special Interest Group.
A registered classroom teacher, Special Education teacher and school counsellor, she is a seasoned professional with over thirty-five years of experience in literacy acquisition. As such, she has enabled thousands of young people in elementary and high schools to become literate.
She has been interviewed by presenters on ABC radio and she is published in the Journal of Behavioral Education and a variety of hardcopy and online newspapers such as KidsInfo, Mamamia and Essential Kids. She is currently a regular contributor to Early Learning Review and Learning Review.
Jennifer has also recently written and published the very positively reviewed book BUT I’M NOT TIRED! The nature of sleep and how to nurture it in children and teenagers, in the hope that the current generation of learners will not be too exhausted to acquire literacy skills.
For many years she has used her wide experience and knowledge to provide services to teachers, parents and students in universities and schools and in her private practice. The app, George Canine: Learning To Read With George Canine, is a culmination of her vast experience and the fulfillment of a longstanding dream.