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Welcome


James Coplan, MD

-Internationally
recognized clinician,
author, and public
speaker in the fields of
early child development,
early language development
and autistic spectrum
disorders.


What is a Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician?

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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


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Family Mental Health is a key ingredient in outcome for all children, but especially for the child with developmental disability. Dr Coplan discusses “Family Mental Health – The Springboard to Success for the Child with ASD.” He addresses the importance of family mental health, the advantages of a family-centered approach and how it contributes to success for children with ASD.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Lifespan – Dr. Coplan discusses the predictable changes in symptoms of ASD during childhood, the impact of IQ on long-term outcome, and the relationship between ASD and mental health disorders. This presentation is especially topical in light of the events in Newtown, CT, which had not taken place when this webinar was recorded.
Lifespan Webinar
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For a copy of Dr Coplan’s presentation click here.


When is Behavior not “Behavioral”? Dr. Coplan discusses challenging behavior in children with ASD…
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Autism Epidemic: True or False? In this presentation Dr. Coplan discusses “The Autism ‘Explosion’ and what it means for your child”.
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Where it all began: Leo Kanner, Still the Last Word in Autism. Watch Dr. Coplan explain the natural history of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
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Watch Dr. Coplan explain the natural history of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Part 1: Introduction (click here)
Part 2: Symptoms (click here)
Part 3: Natural History (click here)
Part 4: Examples (click here)


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News & Views

 

University of Vermont

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Dr. Coplan presents at the 18th Annual Summer Autism Institute to be held June 24th-26th at the Double Tree Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vermont. His full day presentation, entitled: Autism: What Have We Learned in the Past 125 Years? will be given on June 25th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM with a breaks for lunch. He will discuss the clinical expression of ASD and what is known about the etiologies. It will also address the practical issues involved in the day-to-day management of individuals with ASD from a medical perspective. Both behavioral and pharmacologic measures will be highlighted. The Summer Autism Institute is an annual three-day series of presentations by experts in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Sessions are sponsored by the University of Vermont’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences and may be attended for credit or non-credit. More

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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. More


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