Dr.  Richard Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, graduate school professor and university professor of pediatrics. He is author of the book The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child. Included in the book are numerous case studies drawn from his vast professional experiences.

As Director of the Cooper Learning Center, Dr. Selznick oversees a program that assesses and treats a broad range of learning and school-based academic and behavioral problems. The Cooper Learning Center is a Division of the Department of Pediatrics, of Cooper University Hospital.  The Hospital is a leading teaching hospital in the region.    Dr. Selznick presents nationally and internationally to parents and educators on a variety of topics related to school struggling.  A down-to-earth presenter who looks to discuss difficult topics in non-jargon terms, Dr. Selznick recently presented to educators in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on issues related to struggling children.  Among the topics that he presents include “Relationship:  The Key Variable in School Struggling,”  “Myths & Realities of Dyslexia,”  “Understanding the Shut-Down Learner Formula,” “Stages of Reading Development:  Signposts That Guide Instruction,”  “We Keep Telling Him You Have to Get Organized:  Executive Function Deficits.”