Psychoeducational Coaches

and Speech-Language Therapist

Psychoeducational coach sessions complement therapeutic sessions to support Falcone Institute's seven program areas. Our educational coaches differ from traditional tutors through their intensive training. Whereas tutors work with existing skill sets, our coaches help clients ‘un-block’ their pathways to learn critical skills.  They are trained to mesh curriculum with emotional management techniques. Our licensed Speech-Language Pathologist provides specialized therapies to further supplement our client programs. 

Austin Schramm

Lead Psychoeducational Coach

Austin joined Falcone Institute as an educational coach in 2010 after earning his B.A. in Psychology from UCSD.

Damon has been an Educational Coach since September 2018. He graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with a Major in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Spanish.

Damon Karson

Psychoeducational Coach

Sarah joined the Falcone Institute team in February 2019.  Sarah earned a BA in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from UCSD in 2014.

Sarah Casillas

Psychoeducational Coach

Lauren Marie received her BS in Psychology (specialty in Clinical Psychology) and a Minor in Business from UCSD in December 2017. She joined the Falcone Institute team in February 2019.

Lauren Marie DePaul

Psychoeducational Coach

Lauren is a dedicated ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist with 10 years of experience in a variety of school settings and with diverse populations. Joining the team in June 2019, Lauren provides individualized evaluations and interventions to further skill development and awareness in our clients. She earned her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Utah.

Lauren Ruhnke, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Therapist