The Ohio State University at Newark


Learn Academic Success Strategies at Ohio State Newark Lecture

NEWARK, OH, Feb. 13, 2018 — If you or your child struggle to start projects or get thrown off task by an emotional reaction, your exquisitely sensitive nervous system may be partly to blame. To help you gain some insight in to the “secret” workings of the brain and how they influence behavior, The Ohio State University at Newark will be hosting a lecture on March 5, 2018 at 6 p.m. in The John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, Room 126, 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio.

Leslie Cohen and Antoinette Falco will present Mirror, Mirror: Peering in to Your Secret Brain.

“In this talk we will explore evolutionary neurological and behavioral systems that control most of our daily actions and reactions. Once you understand these systems, you can deploy tested strategies to solve problems more efficiently and set up your environment to support your long-term goals,” said Cohen. The speakers will offer methods to help students (and their parents) succeed and therefore will be particularly useful for parents and teachers as well as those wishing to increase their productivity at work.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact Marcy Melanson at melanson.4@osu.edu. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

Leslie Cohen has been working with children and adults with anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, dual diagnoses, and developmental delays for the past 17 years. She specializes in helping interventionists, parents and families effectively support children with creative, positive, science-based interventions. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University with research specializations in Behavior Analysis and Learning and Perception and is a Ph.D. level Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Antoinette Falco is co-director of L&A Educational Services. She specializes in creative, technology-based behavioral programing for children, environmental engineering for best educational outcomes, and social play skills development in children with ASD. Ms. Falco holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.F.A. from Mills College.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.