Lisa Jacovsky currently is a Doctoral Level student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is excited for the possibilities having her Doctoral degree will bring her. She has been in the field of ABA since 2014 where she began her career working with adults in residential group homes. She moved onto working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2018 and is currently working in Early Intervention. It is her experience with children that inspired her to finally fulfill her dream of writing a book. Lisa began writing short stories when she was seven years old. Writing is a passion for her and one of the many things she enjoys. Lisa lives in New Jersey where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working on the next stories of the Rascal Cat brothers silly shenanigans.
Please visit her website at: https://www.lisajayauthor.com/
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"Let's Talk! Going to the Zoo is a great story about two young friends who teach others the importance of being themselves and respecting one's differences. Author Lisa Jacovsky creates a dynamic story about the relationship between two girls, one of which has Autism. The book clearly defines what Autism is and what this can look like in children. With these descriptions combined with a meaningful storyline, children will understand Autism. They will also learn that we must not point out what is different in others but take the time to help them be a part of the group. A great book to be used as an educational resource for parents and teachers." -School Psychologist
"The book Let’s Talk! is a sweet story because it is about two friends, one with Autism. Emma may have Autism, but it does not stop her from reading and writing. She learns differently, but is still a person and has feelings and understands things too. In the story, Emma and Harper are heading off to the zoo with their daddies and they have an amazing time seeing tigers and touching little animals like starfish and stingray, until Emma, Harper, and their fathers head over to the monkeys a group of rude kids come up to them and start making fun of Emma, they do not understand Autism or how it may look in kids. They think Emma is just a silly child, they do not know she has Autism. After they explain what it is, the rude kids walk away and Emma and Harper continue to enjoy the zoo with their daddies. In the end they all have fun. I think this book is educational because it teaches kids about Autism. This book has beautiful images and I can’t wait for the next book in your series!"
-Child age 10
"Let’s Talk! A story about Autism and Friendship is about two girls who meet one another and find out they have many things in common. The Author teaches the reader about Autism and the ways Children with Autism communicate. The scene is set during the summer and at a community pool. Two young girls begin to play together when one discovers that the other friend cannot communicate verbally. She notices her making flapping hand gestures and seems confused however, this does not prevent her from continuing her friendship. The little girl learns that her new friend is Autistic and can communicate through reading and writing. The girls are excited to know that they can communicate their feelings with one another and begin to form a strong bond. This book is an exceptional book to teach children about Autism." -School Psychologist
"When I read your story, I thought about how sweet it was because this kid is going to the pool and meets another girl. They become friends and are so sweet together. I love your story because Harper and Emma are so nice to each other. I love your book and I think it’s a beautiful book 😊 I learned from the book that when kids with autism get excited, they flap their hands really fast. 😊" -Child age 10