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Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD


Dr. Cooper-Kahn specializes in helping children manage behavioral, emotional and academic challenges.  She has particular expertise in attention disorders and learning disabilities with an emphasis on interventions for executive functioning difficulties.  She is the author of two books on executive functioning: Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning (written with Dr. Laurie Dietzel) and Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators, co-authored with Learning Specialist Margaret Foster.  Dr. Cooper-Kahn also is a well-known speaker in the community and at national and international conferences.

For over 25 years, Dr. Cooper-Kahn has worked with the full range of developmental challenges affecting children.  She works closely with parents, teachers and other community professionals to help build each child's competencies.  She is often called upon for consultations and second opinions regarding complex cases.

Dr. Cooper-Kahn earned her undergraduate degree from Barnard College and her doctorate from Catholic University.  Before entering full-time private practice in Severna Park in 1994, she worked in a variety of settings, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Cooper-Kahn is proud to have been voted a Favorite Doctor by readers of Chesapeake Family Magazine four years in a row.

Click on the video below to watch Dr. Cooper-Kahn define and discuss executive functioning.