The Team

    • Richard Selznick

      Richard Selznick

      Dr.  Richard Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, assistant professor of pediatrics, school consultant and Wilson certified reading instructor.  Dr. Selznick is the Director of the Cooper Learning Center, a Division of the Department of Pediatrics/ Cooper University Healthcare.    The author of three books,The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child,”  “School Struggles: A Guide To Your Shut-Down Learner’s Success,”  and the 2015 release of “Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents.”

       Dr. Selznick has presented to parents and educators internationally, as far as Dubai and Abu Dhabi and throughout the United States.  A down-to-earth presenter who looks to present complex issues in non-jargon terms, Dr. Selznick strives to help parents “get it.” Dr. Selznick has a particular passion and interest for helping parents understand dyslexia and related reading disorders.

      Dr. Selznick is also the host of an internet-based radio show, “School Struggles,” where he discusses a range of topics including dyslexia/reading disabilities, learning disabilities, ADHD and challenging behavior in children.  The radio show is part of The Coffee Klatch Network.

      Among the many topics that Dr. Selznick  presents, some of the more popular ones include:  “ “Myths & Realities of Dyslexia,”  “Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts,” “Understanding the Shut-Down Learner Formula,” “Stages of Reading Development:  Signposts That Guide Instruction,”  “Relationship:  The Key Variable in School Struggling,”  “Why’s Everyone Always Pickin’ On Me:  Myths & Realties of Bullying,” “We Keep Telling Him You Have to Get Organized:  Executive Function Deficits,” “Secrets of Parenting Success,” and  “Regaining Control of the Ship.”

      Dr. Selznick also is a facilitator of parenting groups with the program Parenting the Love & Logic Way  and is called upon by local community groups to offer his understanding of parenting and raising children in the 21st Century.

      You can follow Dr. Selznick on Twitter (follow “@DrSelz””) and on Facebook under The Shut-Down Learner.  Dr. Selznick’s radio show can be found at: http://thecoffeeklatch.com/the-coffee-klatch-team/.

    • Andrea Fina
      Ph.D.

      Andrea Fina

      Ph.D.

      Dr. Andrea Fina is a psychologist with a long history of working with families and children.  Currently, she is employed as a school psychologist in Lower Merion School District, where she is known for her honesty and commitment to working with all students.  She has serviced students on all levels, from elementary to high school and provided specific support to those with learning, emotional and behavioral issues.  Dr. Fina has also been welcomed to work closely with parents and has been involved in facilitating parent groups, providing workshops and offering presentations on a variety of topics.  She has also served as a leader among her peers and has chaired various committees in the district.

      In addition to her school district responsibilities, Dr. Fina has also taught at LaSalle University for over 25 years.  She currently teaches graduate students who are completing their masters degrees in Professional Counseling but has also taught classes in assessment, child development, counseling and special topics involving children and families.

      Professionally, she has worked in child welfare, private schools for learning and emotionally needy children and as a supervisor/consultant to professionals working with children and adolescents.   She has interests in topics ranging from developing resiliency in children/adolescents to recognizing and respecting the needs of diverse individuals when evaluating and recommending services for them.  Dr. Fina has also worked closely with teachers and educators to formulate appropriate plans for classes and develop strong educational programs.

      Most importantly, Dr. Fina has learned greatly from her own children and family.  She is most proud of her adult children and their commitment to service for others.  She lives with her husband in Philadelphia.

      Dr. Fina and Dr. Selznick have been a great team formally and informally for over 25 years.  There is no one who tells it in straightforward terms like Dr. Fina.

      Dr. Fina & Dr. Selznick will be fielding your questions and concerns in their teleseminars, webinars and “living room chats.”

    • Christine Robinson
      M.Ed

      Christine Robinson

      M.Ed

      If you need help at home with organizing your disorganized child and helping them get on track, Christine is the person for you.   She is the founder of ADD Action Coach and is a certified ADHD Coach and Educational Consultant. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English from Clark University and her Master’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State University. Christine is associated with the Hallowell Center in New York City and ADHD Boston and formed her own practice in 2006. She is a certified teacher and coach with over 25 years of leadership experience. She focuses on transforming teens and adults with organizational challenges and personal transitions in order to realize their optimal performance in their lives. She also offers a full array of school and college placement services for those students with learning differences or ADHD.  Christine has a wealth of practical ideas and knowledge to bring to you.

    • Rachael Kaufman

      Rachael Kaufman

      As a certified Wilson instructor with  a dual certification in special education and elementary education, Rachael brings over 17 years experience  to her work with struggling children.  She is a wealth of information and provides tremendous support for parents.  A mother of two girls, Rachael is our “go to” specialist for helping parents to do specific activities at home to help your children.  Rachael is a great resource.

    • Andrea Rosengarten

      Andrea Rosengarten

      There’s nothing like another mom who’s been there with a dyslexic child to understand what you are going through.   The mother of two, her son was diagnosed with a reading disability during the early years of elementary School after struggling terribly.   As Andrea notes, “I believe it is just as important for parents to learn how to help their child at home, as it is to implement help for your child at school.”  Andrea’s husband Wayne is a master home builder who also freely acknowledges how much of a Shut-Down Learner he was in school and continues to be.

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