Susan Colmar is a practising, qualified educational psychologist who has more than 40 years' experience working with children, parents and teachers.
She was the director of training in school counselling/school psychology within Sydney School of Education and Social Work, where she lectured in psychological and educational assessment, language and literacy, professional practice and ethics, behaviour management and counselling children and adolescents.
Susan is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a registered psychologist, with endorsement in educational and developmental psychology, as well as a member of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.
She has particular interests in young children and early intervention work with children with special needs. Susan researches in the areas of language and literacy, with a focus on parent-based interventions in the former and psychological correlates of academic achievement, particularly literacy, in the latter.
Susan is a regular invited speaker and contributor to academic literature about the subjects of language assessments and interventions, assessment issues, early reading and reading interventions, academic buoyancy and behaviour problems.