S4, E1: Ask The Experts – Early Intervention for LD

Every child needs early parental involvement, but for kids with learning and attention issues, early intervention stands as perhaps the most consequential thing parents can do to ensure their child reaches their full potential.

On this episode, our panel of national experts discusses how early intervention can enhance children’s outcomes.

Dr. Oksana Hagerty is an educational and developmental psychologist who serves as a learning specialist and the Dean of the Center for Student Success at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, the nation’s first accredited college or university dedicated to educating neurodiverse students with learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. Hagerty specializes in academic support, cognitive abilities, learning disability interventions, and educational and developmental psychology.

Emily Knight, M.D., Ph.D. is an assistant professor of developmental behavioral pediatrics and neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Dr. Knight’s clinical focus is providing patient-centered subspecialty care for children and adolescents with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disabilities. She also conducts research that aims to understand neural mechanisms of sensory perception in individuals on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Kimberly Mosca is head of school at Tribeca Preparatory School, a 12-month independent special education early childhood and elementary school in New York that prepares their students for a less restrictive environment by developing their academic and social skills. Mosca is a licensed behavior analyst, a board-certified behavior analyst-doctoral and a certified special education and general education teacher.