Tressa Ralya Reisetter is a neuropsychologist in private practice in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She also works with schools to assist with special education assessments. Parents are often surprised and thankful for information she provides them when explaining the information the assessments have uncovered. She wrote this book to share information on brain development with parents beyond those she works with in Minnesota. Dr. Reisetter earned her Ph.D. from Ball State University. She also has a BA from Wartburg College (Iowa) and a BM (Bachelor of Music) from Iowa State University.