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Upcoming Events

The GTLD Network invites you to 

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: Executive Functioning with
Dr. Joyce Cooper-Kahn Ph.D.

Thursday, January 16 from 7:00-8:30PM
Northwood High School
919 University Blvd West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Gain executive functioning strategies for 2e children, in the classroom and beyond, from one of the foremost experts on the topic!

Please RSVP here for this event!  

This is a ticketed event. Please visit the Eventbrite link above to secure your reservation. Admission is free to active GTLD Network members. If you need to confirm your membership status, please contact our GTLD Network board treasurer Leslie Liberato (ltaylor72 at yahoo dot com).

About this Event

“Late, lost and unprepared is no way to go through life, my friend.”

Do you know a child who struggles with deficits in executive functioning?

Children with ADHD, ASD, specific learning disabilities and acute and chronic stress can all present with symptoms that include weak executive functioning or EF. For people with ADHD, EF weaknesses are a central challenge. In fact some researchers define ADHD as a “disorder of the development of executive functions.”

The good news is, there are a host of strategies – some very simple – that can be employed to better support students struggling with EF. Join us for an evening with one of the foremost experts on this topic, clinical child psychologist Dr. Joyce Cooper-Kahn.

We’ll learn more about EF, and take a deeper dive into specific strategies and tools that work in the classroom and beyond. This event is perfect for parents and educators alike. Following the event, Dr. Cooper-Kahn will sign copies of her groundbreaking book, Late, Lost, and Unprepared.


About Our Speaker:

Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist, author and speaker with specific expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with executive functioning deficits. She is the author of two books on executive functioning: Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning (Woodbine House, 2008) written with co-author Dr. Laurie Dietzel, and Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators, written with Margaret Foster, M.A. (Jossey-Bass, 2013).

For over 30 years, Dr. Cooper-Kahn has specialized in helping children, families and schools manage the full range of developmental challenges affecting children. Dr. Cooper-Kahn has worked in a variety of settings, including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Kennedy-Krieger Institute. She currently provides clinical services in Severna Park, Maryland (


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