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, NLD, etc.)
- Behavior Management and psychopharmacology in children with disabilities
- Brain injury in children
- Cerebral Palsy
- Child Development / Developmental Delay / Developmental disabilities
- Delayed Speech / Speech and Language Disorders
- Family function and dysfunction as it relates to children with disabilities
- Hearing Loss in children
- Intellectual Disability (previously, “Mental Retardation”)
- Mental illness in children with developmental disability (“dual diagnosis”)
- Normal child development
- Neurological disorders in children
- Seizure disorders in children with disabilities
- Special education for children with developmental disabilities
- Tics, Tourette Syndrome
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
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January 20, 2016
Dr. Coplan speaks at the CEC-DADD Annual Conference in Hawaii with Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., a Consultant for the Ziggurat Group, and Scientific Council Board Member with the Organization for Autism Research. Their Pre-Conference Workshop , entitled Mental Health and Behavior Challenges in ASD: Impact and Intervention, is given on January 20th.The 17th Annual CEC-DADD conference is held at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii from January 20-26th, 2016. Programs integrate research and practice, reflecting the need for evidence-based and practice informed strategies and interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Multiple Disabilities , Assistive & Adaptive Technology, Early Childhood, and Intellectual Disability.
February 13, 2016
Dr. Coplan presents Working With Families Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders at the at the 2016 NASP Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA being held from February 10th-13th, 2016. Dr. Coplan’s presentation focuses upon how children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) place unique demands on parents. Because ASD is genetic, parents of children on the autism spectrum are often coping with mental health issues of their own, school psychologists have a unique opportunity to engage parents, assess family function, and facilitate intervention when needed. The NASP annual convention is the largest meeting of school psychologists in the world, offering over 1,000 sessions to more than 5,000 attendees. This year’s convention theme is: Connect the Dots to Improve School Performance.
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