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Mar 2, 2009

In this special episode of the Middle Chamber Books Podcast, we present a workshop with Dr. Richard Selznick, Ph.D., a nationally known psychologist, about his newly published book, The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.

This workshop was recorded at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Sunday, March 1, 2009. This podcast is also being cross-posted to the Temple Emanuel Podcast series as Episode #7

Richard Selznik

A psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, graduate school professor and university professor of pediatrics, Dr. Selznick has great sensitivity for the topic. Dr. Selznick has consulted with thousands of families over the years on the issues related to The Shut-Down Learner. Included in the book are numerous case studies drawn from vast professional experiences.

As Director of the Cooper Learning Center, Dr. Selznick oversees a program that assesses and treats a broad range of learning and school-based academic and behavioral problems. The Cooper Learning Center is a Division of the Department of Pediatrics, of Cooper University Hospital. The Hospital is a leading teaching hospital in the region. With its affiliation to UMDNJ (University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey), many of its faculty are represented as among the best in the region. The Cooper Learning Center was established by Dr. Selznick within the Pediatric Department in 1995. It is the leading program in the region offering a variety of different services, including parent and teacher training along with its clinical practice.

Dr. Selznick additionally works as a school consultant, and is asked to lecture frequently to parents and teachers on a variety of different topics. Throughout the year, Dr. Selznick speaks to numerous parent groups through schools, regional conferences, and lectures at Cooper University Hospital and the newly established Cooper Center for Women. Popular topics of Dr. Selznick’s include: “Myth’s & Realities of Dyslexia,” “Dealing With Bullying: Is Your Child a Shark or Shark Meat,” “Parenting Dilemmas: Regaining Control of the Ship,” “Managing Your ADHD in College,” among many others. In the spring of 2007, Dr. Selznick spoke to over 200 teachers on the topic of the Shut- Down Learner and the signs to notice in early childhood. Known for presenting with humor and a down to earth style, Dr. Selznick offers his audience an enjoyable experience, with practical and very applicable strategies for the challenging issues they are faced with their children.

Dr. Selznick has been invited to appear on radio and television to discuss a variety of children’s issues. Within the last year, Dr. Selznick appeared on the nationally syndicated Lynne Doyle show, “It’s Your Call.” The topic of discussion was whether same-sex schools were advantageous.

In the summer of 2007, Dr. Selznick was an invited guest on the Michael Smerconish radio show (1210 WPHT) to discuss the current trend of “redshirting” kindergarten students.

Learn more about Dr. Selznick’s book at

Purchase the book here:

Download the podcast file here (130 mb stereo MP3 file, 01:34:54 length).

Keywords: middle chamber, books, amazon, professional podcasts, lubetkin, cherry hill, nj, new jersey, Selznick, shut-down learner, learning disability, academic, school, 504 plan, adhd, add, slow learner, learning difficulties

Our podsafe theme music for the Middle Chamber Books Podcast is "Cook the Books," from's Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra.

We produce these podcasts in the studios of Professional Podcasts LLC, Cherry Hill, NJ.