Richard Selznick

Dr. Richard Selznick is a psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, assistant professor of pediatrics, school consultant and Wilson certified reading instructor. He 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, he strives to help parents “get it.” He has a particular passion and interest for helping parents understand dyslexia and related reading disorders.

He 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 he 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.”

He 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 the doctor on Twitter (follow “@DrSelz””) and on Facebook under The Shut-Down Learner.  His radio show can be found at: