Kristin Rispoli, assistant professor, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, is focused on the engagement of families in children’s educational experiences and parenting approaches that support school readiness. She has implemented and evaluated interventions aimed at improving parenting practices in families of children at risk for developmental disabilities. Rispoli is studying preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intervention approaches that engage parents as members of the treatment team, encouraging collaboration between educators, therapists, and family members.
Rispoli has worked with children with ASD for the past 10 years, providing direct behavioral therapy, consultation with parents and teachers, and diagnostic assessment services. She completed her doctoral work in School Psychology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan.