Lisa Weiss, MSed, CCC-SLP

Lisa Weiss, Feeding Matters' Medical Professional Council Member

Credentials: Easter Seals Southwest Human Development

Lisa graduated from State University College at Buffalo with a Bachelors degree in Special Education/elementary education and a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology, which included working on a Federal grant involving an early intervention curricular sequence, specializing in children Birth to 3 with a variety of special needs and their families. She is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with children birth-5 with a variety of special needs and their families over the past 16 years, at Southwest Human Development. Her special interests have included pediatric feeding and mealtime issues and the impact on the child and their families; as well as the influence of social-emotional development and early language acquisition of children with special needs and the importance of the caregiver/parent- child relationship.

Currently, Lisa serves children and families in a variety of ways, through assessment, consultation and team collaboration. She conducts team assessments through The Easter Seals/Southwest Human Development Infant-Toddler Feeding Program which offers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary services to all young children and families with feeding difficulties who are enrolled in agency programs. She has developed and trained many professionals in various programs including Healthy Families, Early Head Start and other mental health programs on early language acquisition and the influence of the parent-child interactions. Lisa is involved in the Reach Out and Read project in medical facilities and pediatric practices; and conducts lunch and learn visits to pediatric medical providers in the valley with a founding parent of P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E., with special efforts in building collaboration around pediatric feeding difficulties and the importance of early identification and intervention.