Susan M. Abrams, M.A.CCC-SLP is a pediatric Speech - Language Pathologist with over thirty years experience evaluating and treating children with speech and language disorders in Montgomery County, Maryland. She is certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed by the State of Maryland. She holds a Masters degree in Speech Pathology from Hofstra University and a Masters degree in Counseling from George Washington University. She maintains certification as a Neurodevelopmental (NDT) therapist servicing children with physical disabilities. She has presented at local and national conferences on topics which include social pragmatic language, augmentative communication, and pre-speech and feeding disorders. Ms Abrams has presented at the Social Thinking Providers Conference and has completed the mentor training program sponsored by Michelle Garcia Winner.
Emory Luce Baldwin is a parent educator as well as a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist. Her first book, Parenting With Courage and Uncommon Sense, written with co-author Linda Jessup, will be published in 2012 and become the new text for one of the oldest and most successful parent education programs in the United States. As a senior leader with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP), Emory frequently leads Open Forum Counseling programs, working with a family before an audience of parents and children who wish to improve their response to common family problems, such as "power struggles" and "messy rooms". She has taught many PEP classes for parents of babies through teenagers over the past 14 years. Working with her PEP colleagues, Emory has developed and presented many unique talks and classes, including "Setting Limits with Extra-Challenging Children," "Motivating Underachieving Children," and "Helping Discouraged and Anxious Children".
Dr. Coggeshall is a graduate of Yale College and completed medical school at the University of Texas. He completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has practiced pediatrics since 1978 and is currently at the Pediatric Care of Rockville. He is married for 43 years and has two daughters and a son. He enjoys skiing, golf and playing tennis with his children and grandchildren.
Judith M. Glasser, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience working with children, teenagers and their families in the Washington DC metro area. She received her Ph.D. from Catholic University of America in clinical psychology. Dr. Glasser is the co-author with Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. of Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool: Emotional Regulation Tools for Kids, which will be released in spring 2013 by Magination press. Currently Dr. Glasser provides psychotherapy and assessment for children and teenagers with offices in Silver Spring and Rockville. She and Susan Abrams, CCC-SLP co-lead groups for teenagers combining Cognitive Behavior Therapy with the principles of social thinking developed by Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP.
Joan L. Green is a speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience helping children and adults with a wide range of communication, cognitive, literacy and learning challenges. She is the founder of Innovative Speech Therapy, author of several books and a national speaker. She is passionate in her efforts to spread the word about how families and professionals can use affordable cutting-edge technologies to improve progress toward goals and overall quality of life. A listing of her therapy programs, description of her books, registration for her free online e-newsletter (which has over 7,000 subscribers) and information about her other services can be found at www.innovativespeech.com. Author of The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education Resources for Education, Intervention and Rehabilitation available from Prufrock Press and Amazon.com- Published Spring, 2011.
Randi Rosenblatt, MA, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist with experience diagnosing and treating children with speech and language disorders. She currently practices at Early Intervention Therapists in Rockville, MD where she conducts individual therapy and facilitates social cognitive thinking groups. Randi has presented on social thinking at the Social Thinking Providers Conference and The Diamonds in the Rough Conference. She is certified with the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), licensed in Maryland and has a Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the George Washington University.
Dr. Greg Wallace is a developmental psychologist with nearly 20 years experience working with people on the autism spectrum. He is actively completing research on both social difficulties and non-social strengths and struggles among children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders. He also utilizes brain imaging technology to explore the brain basis of these disorders. His work is regularly published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at professional conferences. Dr. Wallace received his Ph.D. from the University of London and completed his postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has worked in a variety of environments including both clinical and research settings. He currently works at the National Institute of Mental Health conducting research with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders as well as typically developing individuals.
Ms. White is a therapist and care coordinator for adults and children with developmental disabilities. She oversees JSSA's Autism Services Across the Lifespan Program, is a collaborative divorce child specialist, and specializes in social skills therapy groups for children and in autism spectrum disorders. Ms. White has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in social work from The Catholic University of America and a master’s degree in special education from Johns Hopkins University. She is a PhD student in the University of Maryland’s department of human development and quantitative methodology.