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Welcome

Dr. Coplan

 

Dr. Coplan is a board-certified pediatrician, researcher, author, and the sibling of an individual with developmental disability. Until retiring from clinical practice in December of 2014, Dr. Coplan was one of only a handful of physicians holding sub-specialty certification in both Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (D-BP) and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD). Although Dr. Coplan no longer sees children in the office, he remains active as a public speaker and consultant.

Dr. Coplan’s areas of expertise include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS)
  • Behavior Management in children with disabilities
  • Cerebral Palsey
  • Child Development / Developmental Delay / Disabilities
  • Delayed Speech / Speech and Language Disorders
  • Educational needs of children with disabilities
  • Family function as it relates to children with disabilities
  • Hearing Loss
  • Intellectual Disability (previously, “Mental Retardation”)
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability

Dr. Coplan’s audiences and clients include:

  • Attorneys / Other legal professionals / Life Care Planners
  • Educators / School Administrators
  • Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, PA’s)
  • Parents / Grandparents
  • Psychologists / Therapists / Other care providers
  • Regional and national organizations focused on children

For more information on Dr. Coplan as a public speaker click here

For more information on Dr. Coplan as a consultant click here


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See & Hear Dr Coplan…

Coffee Klatch

Listen to Dr. Coplan’s interview with Marianne Russo, host of “The Coffee Klatch” on the Special Needs Talk Radio Network. Entitled “Preventing the Next Adam Lanza and Elliot Rodger” the discussion identifies the causes of the tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut and Santa Barbara, California and addresses ways to prevent additional events like these in the future. To listen to this interview click here


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Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room
Listen to Dr. Coplan discuss “Mental Health and ASD” and answer specific questions from listeners who called into the National Alliance on Mental Health’s (NAMI’s) Ask the Doctor Teleconference on December 20, 2013. The call was recorded as part of the Ask the Doctor Series hosted by Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth.

Click here to listen to the teleconference.

For a copy of Dr. Coplan’s presentation click here


     

News & Views

 

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August 13, 2015

Texas Region 8 Education Service Center Conference

Dr. Coplan gives a keynote presentation entitled “When Behavior is Not Behavioral” at the Region 8 Education Service Center “Back to School Behavior Blitz” Conference on August 3, 2015. Dr. Coplan will discuss a broad range of neurodevelopmental based maladaptive behaviors and provide strategies to appropriately respond. He also presents two breakout sessions on Behavioral Issues in Preschool Children during the afternoon of August 3rd. The conference will be held at the Region 8 Conference Center at 4845 North US Highway 271, Pittsburg, Texas on August 3rd and August 4th. The Region 8 Education Service Center is one of 20 Regional Education Service Centers within Texas which assists school districts in improving student performance and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of school operations. It is the ESC mission to provide quality services that will prepare students to cope with the challenges of the future.
Click on the following links for Dr. Coplan’s handouts
Normal Behavior Problems of Childhood
When is behavior not behavioral
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