Michael Emmons, Ph.D.
Certified School Psychologist &
Post Doctoral Psychotherapist
Dr. Michael Emmons is a certified school psychologist and special educator who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from The College of New Jersey and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Fordham University.
He has been working for the Kearny Board of Education since 2006. Previously he worked throughout New York City as a teacher, trainer, assessment coordinator, and school psychologist with the Cooke Center for Learning and Development.
He is presently an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University and previously taught graduate courses in the Early Childhood Program at Brooklyn College.
Dr. Emmons has had over 20 years of practical experience with children and adolescents with autism, intellectual delays, learning disabilities, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and physical disabilities, including deafness. He has extensive training and experience assessing the cognitive, neuropsychological, education,
and behavioral functioning of children and adolescents.
Dr. Emmons has advocated for students and families to develop programs within private and public schools that meet the unique learning needs of each student as an individual. He has a strong background in programming for children with early-stage dyslexia, later comprehension difficulties, and writing throughout the lifespan. He provides client-centered therapy to small groups or individual students, and he
draws upon a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of children with various emotional needs from preschool through adolescence.