Joyce Cooper-Kahn, was born in Washington, D.C., and spent much of her first ten years on the grounds of the carnival owned by her parents and grandparents. She attributes some of her observing nature to the unique perspective she gained as a child.
Now a clinical psychologist, she is the co-founder of Psychological Resource Associates, a private mental health practice in Severna Park, Maryland.
Dr. Cooper-Kahn is the co-author of the award-winning book, Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning. That book introduced readers to her enthusiasm, expertise and straightforward guidance on ways to help youth with ADHD and executive functioning weaknesses.
Boosting Executive Skills in the Classroom, co-authored with Learning Specialist Margaret Foster, brings the same clarity and practical approach to the school setting.
In her writing, as in her clinical work, Dr. Cooper-Kahn brings together science, clinical experience, and an appreciation for the daily demands of those raising and teaching children. Her passion lies at this junction where psychology informs daily life.
She is a well-known speaker in the United States and abroad, bringing her knowledge and engaging style to those working with children.