Education CommitteeName: Education CommitteeDate: March 5, 2020Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PSTEvent Description:
Kevin Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director of Research and Therapeutic Technologies, Cortica
Kevin Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., a renowned expert in cognitive neuroscience, is Executive Director of Research and Therapeutic Technologies at Cortica. Dr. Shapiro uses his expertise to identify and address the underlying causes that may impact a child’s development. Dr. Shapiro has dedicated his career to better understand brain development in children with neurodevelopmental differences. With subspecialty training in vascular neurology, Dr. Shapiro is one of only a handful of board-certified pediatric stroke neurologists in the United States.
Erin Hafey, M.A., BCBA
Director of Cognitive and Behavior Therapies, Westlake Village, Cortica
Erin oversees the Cognitive and Behavior Therapies team in Westlake Village. Previously with Easterseals Southern California, Erin brings extensive experience overseeing clinical ABA services and developing comprehensive behavior intervention plans for the reduction of maladaptive behaviors. She also has experience conducting behavioral assessments and training parents in ABA technologies.
Karen Smith, OTR/L
Director of Sensorimotor and Communication Therapies, Westlake Village, Cortica
Karen oversees Cortica’s sensorimotor and communications team in Westlake Village. She has extensive experience conducting assessments and providing clinical and school-based occupational interventions to children and young people under 21 years of age. She also has experience in program development, supervision/mentoring, and family/educator training. Through occupational therapy intervention and therapist mentoring, Karen is committed to helping each child reach their fullest potential through effective goal-directed therapy, sensorimotor integration, and motivating each child and therapist to meet their goals.