Lisa gained further qualifications and became a Specialist Mentor in 2015 supporting people with mental health, ADHD and Autism. She also sees clients as a Life Coach and Mentor. She is currently completing a Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof. Dip Psy C.) and will shortly qualify as a psychotherapist.
Lisa was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia whilst at university, hence her passion for supporting other learners. She has also won various awards in recognition of her dedication to lifelong learning and her own achievements. Lisa regularly shares her expertise by presenting workshops and training at national conferences across the country as a renowned specialist in her field as well as being a motivational speaker at events or award presentations.
In her spare time Lisa enjoys cruising the canals on her narrowboat or travelling across Europe in her motorhome.
Education Matters is a trading name of Lisa Cooper Limited
Company Registration number 10478712
As part of her commitment to lifelong learning and education Lisa held the position of Chair of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE). This involved an active role as a member on The Disabled Students Stakeholders Group (DSSG), which advises on and supports the provision of specialist support to disabled students. Lisa is now on the Board of Directors of ADSHE and remains dedicated to promoting equity and equality in education for neurodivergent learners. Lisa also continues to inform best practice as an invited member attending various Advisory Panels for the Department for Education.
Lisa currently works as a peripatetic specialist assessor in a number of schools and colleges across Essex and London conducting assessments for Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments in examinations. She is a knowledgeable specialist with vast experience and expertise on the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) processes and not only conducts the required psychometric testing for core evidence but also offers invaluable support to Heads of Centre's and SENDCO's with regard to JCQ requirements and guidelines for reasonable adjustments.
Education Matters is led by Founder and Director
Lisa Cooper, MA Ed in Inclusion and SEN, BSc, QTS, AMBDA,
PG Cert Mentoring & Coaching
Professional Memberships include:
British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties (PATOSS)
Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE)
The University Mental Health Advisers Network (UNHAN)
The National Counselling Society (NCS)
Lisa is passionate about education. With over 20 years experience in teaching and specialist assessing she now spends the majority of her time supporting learners on a one to one basis for specific learning differences, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism.