Helen L. Irlen is an internationally recognized educator, researcher, therapist, scholar, and expert in the area of visual-perceptual problems. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Ms. Irlen has been in the field of education for over 40 years. Her background includes 15 years as a School Psychologist, 30 years as a Child and Family Therapist, Educational Therapist, founder and Director of the Adult Learning Disabilities Program and Assistant Professor of Adult Learning Disabilities at California State University/Long Beach, instructor in psychology at Cornell University, and research assistant at Cornell. She has been recognized for her dedication to working with children and adults and is listed in Who’s Who in California, Who’s Who in Asia and the Pacific Nations, International Woman of the Year (1999-2000), International Who’s Who of Professionals, Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who, and the Dictionary of International Biography.
Dr. Amen is a physician, adult and child psychiatrist, and founder of Amen Clinics. Amen Clinics has the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry totaling more than 200,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries. He is the founder of BrainMD, a fast-growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed. In addition, he has produced 16 national public television shows about the brain and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. Dr. Amen is a 12-time New York Times bestselling author, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, The End of Mental Illness, Healing ADD, and You, Happier.
Dr. Anderson is a Professor of Psychology at Cornell University specializing in affective and cognitive neuroscience. His research examines how the central and peripheral nervous systems interact to support emotion and cognition. Considering the psychological, physiological, and neural levels of analysis, a guiding principle in his work is understanding the function of emotions as distinct tools intended to help rather than hurt us. With over 150 publications, Dr. Anderson employs advanced brain imaging techniques to better understand a variety of human cognitive and affective functions, including how light affects the visual system.
Dr. DeRosa is a Mibs Martin Follett Professor in Human Ecology and Cornell University Dean of Faculty. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University and then received training in human neuroscience as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her work is best described as comparative cognitive neuroscience, which is characterized by two related approaches. One is a cross-species approach, comparing rat models of the neurochemistry of attention and learning to humans, focusing on the neurochemical acetylcholine. The other is an across-the-lifespan approach, examining the cholinergic hypothesis of age-related changes in cognition.
Dr. Andrew Yellen is a licensed psychologist specializing in both clinical and sports psychology, and founding owner of Yellen & Associates Psychological, Educational, Speech & Language Services. Dr. Yellen lectures nationally and internationally on various topics including behavioral management, learning disabilities, and sports psychology, and is a Fellow and Diplomate of Prescribing Psychologists’ Register, The International College of Prescribing Psychologists, and the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. He is author of The Art of Perfect Parenting & Other Absurd Ideas, Understanding the Learning Disabled Athlete, and Social Facilitation in Action.
Dr. Tosta holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative primary research in both corporate and academic settings. She has authored a variety of papers on Irlen Syndrome and related topics and contributed a chapter on parenting in a multimedia society in Marc Bornstein’s Handbook of Parenting: Volume 5. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Perceptual Development Corporation at the Irlen Institute International Headquarters and President of the Irlen Syndrome Foundation.
Dr. LaVigne is an educational psychologist who is most interested in the health of your brain. She also holds a Diplomate in Functional Neurology She has been working in the field of brain health for more than 30 years helping children and adults reach their goals and dreams by teaching them how to better process information and create optimal brain performance. Dr. LaVigne is an Irlen Director, certified in the Irlen Method, and is a Neurofeedback practitioner. Using unique, innovative, science-based approaches to hemispheric brain balancing, dramatic improvement is achieved by persons with various issues like ADHD, anxiety, depression, focus, headaches, academic issues, and emotional imbalance.
Dr. Kamps is a developmental/educational psychologist with a multidisciplinary background and over 20 years of front-line work in various settings. Dr. Kamps specializes in a formal mental health condition called developmental coordination disorder (DCD). She is especially fascinated by the interplay of autism and DCD, and the impact of DCD in particular, as it pertains to cognitive abilities, play behaviors, academic performances, social integration, emotional regulation, and psychological well-being. Dr. Kamps is a distinguished speaker, and author of Autism – Exploring the Explosion and The Source for DCD.
Dr. Crawford is Co-Founder and Clinical Director of NeuroSolution Center of Austin. Since 2010, Dr. Crawford has been a pioneering force in chiropractic care and holistic healing. Trained by the brightest minds in chiropractic, functional neurology, and functional endocrinology, his dedication and passion have earned him recognition as a board-certified Developmental Functional Neurologist. As an active member of the International Association of Functional Neurology & Rehab, he never stops pushing the boundaries of what is possible in patient care.