Professional Advisory Board

Erik von Hahn, M.D.

Erik von Hahn is board-certified in General Pediatrics and also in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He completed a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry following his specialty training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He currently works at the Floating Hospital for Children in Boston, and has an academic appointment as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Early in his career, Erik recognized the difficulty that school professionals often have in their interactions with the health care system. He developed a special interest in working collaboratively with schools. Erik not only conducts diagnostic evaluations of children with disabilities in a clinic setting. He also has formal consultative relationships with Boston-area public and private schools.

Erik is always interested in providing a clinical perspective on any disability that a child or student may have, and to support that student’s overall growth and development. However, this work truly takes a village. A major focus of his evaluation reports and his consultative relationships is to also strengthen partnerships between all of the adults working on behalf of the student: Parents, school professionals, and health care providers. Erik is interested in the work of the NCLD because of its focus on creating deeper understanding and strengthening partnerships. By participating on the Professional Advisory Board, he hopes to highlight the role that clinical disciplines can play in supporting the child with special learning needs.

From the policy blog

Judge Kavanaugh Doesn’t Address Disability, But Advocates Speak at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 1 week ago

Two weeks ago, President and CEO Mimi Corcoran of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) urged Senators to question Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, on his positions on issues impacting students and people with disabilities. Last week, Senators finally got their chance to illicit clarification on his beliefs in an open forum during … Continue reading Judge Kavanaugh Doesn’t Address Disability, But Advocates Speak at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

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