Dr. Kate Jacobs is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who completed a combined PhD/Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University in 2013. Kate was awarded the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for the best PhD thesis in the Education Faculty for the year.
Kate founded Raise the Bar Psychology in 2013 and is now one of the clinic’s three directors. She has an extensive background in lecturing and conducting research on educational assessment and intervention for learning difficulties, and continues to provide presentations and workshops on these topics around Australia for medical and allied health professionals, school staff and parents.
Kate has extensive experience and expertise in assessment and identification of cognitive and developmental delay, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, giftedness, twice-exceptionality, learning difficulties and specific learning disorders including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Kate works to empower young people and families with knowledge and understanding regarding their unique learning profile, evidence-based intervention for areas of need, and required adjustments and supports at school and in the workplace.
When not at work, Kate enjoys spending time with her two young children, going out for nice meals with her husband and friends, and travelling.