About June Pimm
June B. Pimm, Ph.D., C.Psych. ABPP School Psychology
Dr. Pimm was born in Canada and received her B.A. with distinction, and her Masters in Psychological Science from McGill University in Montreal, and her Doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa.
She is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Ontario. Dr. Pimm began her career in Ottawa as a Psychologist for the Ottawa School Board where she specialized in programs for children with emotional needs, including autism. She created the first school-based class for emotionally challenged students (published in Exceptional Children). For her innovative work she earned special recognition when awarded the American Board of Examiners in Psychology’s accreditation in School Psychology (ABPP).
Dr. June B. Pimm currently holds the position of Coordinator of the Provincial Autism Initiative for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Dr. Pimm is also Adjunct Professor at Carleton University where she teaches on Autism in the Department of Psychology. Her lectures are considered highly informative and helpful to a range of audiences including teachers, psychology students, education leaders, legal experts, physicians and families. Her commitment to the issue of Autism is her motivation for remaining active in her field.
Dr. Pimm has always been interested in providing lay audiences with the information contained in research findings in a way that is attractive and easily understood. One of her earliest endeavours was an animated film sponsored by Carleton University and the Vanier Institute titled “Child Behaviour = You.” This film was distributed by the National Film Board of Canada and won the Canadian National Film Festival for the best film in childhood education.
Later, she teamed with Carol Cohan (a specialist in writing on health matters), and thoracic surgeon Dr. James Jude, to write a book for heart surgery patients recovering from coronary bypass surgery. This book was an extension of an academic book by Pimm and Feist describing their pioneering work in the treatment of post surgical depression. This book for patients Coping with Heart Surgery and Bypassing Depression (Cohan,C., Pimm, J.B., Jude, J.H.) is currently in its third edition has sold more than 50,000+ copies and continues to receive excellent reviews.
Dr. Pimm spent part of her career in the United States as Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Miami School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development. There she participated in a multi disciplinary Early Intervention study funded by the National Institute of Children’s’ Health and served as their Consultant on Early Assessment. In her capacity as Associate Professor she supervised developmental assessments for children in need of intervention, supervised graduate students in Psychology, conducted extensive research on environmental factors affecting development, lectured and published in a range of international journals.
Dr. Pimm’s dedication to understanding Autism, combined with her lengthy experience in the field of child psychology, provide a unique foundation on which to develop innovative strategies and new approaches to the challenges presented by this diagnosis. She has substantial knowledge of atypical children and has worked extensively with this population. She has worked with medical, educational and governmental settings which has given her a breadth of understanding of the issues. Dr. Pimm’s latest book The Autism Story has received enthusiastic reviews from professionals in the field of autism, parents, teachers and the general public for its informative and easily understandable approach to this complex diagnosis.
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