A Presentation by Experts
Child psychology is one of the many branches of
psychology and focuses on the mind and behavior
It is important to realize that many issues facing
children can affect their success in school.
Breakdowns occurring at home affect and cross
over into the school atmosphere.
Two question important to investigate are:
What effects do emotional disturbances have on
What types of interventions are available in schools?
Larry Radner, Psy.D, L.P,
Dr. Larry Radner is a
licensed child psychologist
with his doctoral degree
who encourages children
to express their feelings.
Dr. Radner specializing in
the use of play therapy to
ensure that correct
attachments are in place
to ensure success of his
Emily Stevens, MA,
Emily Stevens received her
Masters degree in
psychology from the
University of Michigan. She
is a school psychologist in
an elementary setting and
works with children to
identify learning disorders
that can interfere with a
child’s ability to learn
resulting in under
Radner is sympathetic to the challenges
and stressors children deal with each day.
Children who feel angry, confused, afraid, or
sad, can have difficulty coping which often
leads to attitude and behavioral problems.
Dr. Radner believes counseling can help
children face their frustrations, problems,
and losses with confidence and strength.
Through facing challenges children’s
relationships and overall outlook can improve
Radner uses the practice of play
therapy in session with children.
The use of play therapy allows a child to
lead the psychotherapeutic session while
the therapist remains consistently
attuned to the child’s thoughts and
feelings (Anderson & Gedo, 2013).
For more information on play therapy
please visit the Association for Play
Emily Stevens works to identify the
development of learning disabilities
resulting from social and emotional
She uses a neuropsychological approach
in understanding children's learning
disorders (Davis, Krug and Dean, 2001).
She recommends a combined approach
and does not solely side with response to
intervention (RTI) or the discrepancy
model in identifying a Learning Disability.
utilizes a neuropsychological
approach in the assessment of children in
an effort to develop appropriate
educational programs (Crews & D'Amato,
For more information please visit the
Learning Disabilities Association of
Dr. Larry Radner
1. Clinical psychologist
2. Children face
frustrations to improve
3. Play therapy to
attune to the children’s
thoughts and feelings
1. School psychologist
2. Learning disabilities
resulting from social
3. Utilizes a
Anderson, S. M., & Gedo, P. M. (2013). Relational trauma: Using play therapy to treat a
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Crews, K. J., & D'Amato, R. (2009). Subtyping children's reading disabilities using a
comprehensive neuropsychological measure. International Journal Of Neuroscience,
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Davis, B., Krug, D., & Dean, R. S. (2001). Neuropsychological clusters within intelligence levels
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King, E.N. (n.d.). Specific learning disability. Retrieved from,
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