Crafting Your Child’s Customized Comprehensive Program: how to bring together all important therapies

 During child development, brain networks form in specific patterns with an orchestrated sequence. How these networks develop and change over time is the basis for the Cortica Care Model, an evidence-based, neurological approach to autism treatment, developed by Dr. Suzanne Goh. The Cortica Care Model spans biomedical, behavioral, sensorimotor, and language domains. We develop customized, integrated treatment programs to target a child’s neurophysiology, biochemistry, sensorimotor integration, communication, cognition, and behavior. At this presentation, Dr. Goh and other members of the Cortica team will review this comprehensive, neuroscience-based treatment approach and guide you in creating a customized program for your child. This is the third lecture of a three-part program being presented by Dr. Goh and the Cortica team. Parents interested in the Cortica comprehensive treatment program will find it useful to attend all three sessions.


Suzanne Goh, MD


Suzanne Goh, MD, is a board-certified pediatric behavioral neurologist, neuroscience researcher, and author. She is a Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Harvard Medical School. She has served as Co-Director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinc for Autism. She has dedicated her career to researching and developing therapies for neurological conditions that impact childhood brain development. Specializing in the comprehensive, neurological treatment of autism, she is the founder of Cortica and creator of the multi-disciplinary treatment approach used at Cortica's centers in San Diego and Irvine, California.

Walt Cooper, PhD

Walt Cooper, PhD, is President of Cortica where he guides a team of dedicated clinicians and adiministrators working to provide the highest quality comprehensive neurological care for those with autism. Making these services accessible and affordable for as many families as possible is Walt's mission. Walt has previously served in operational and strategic roles during 14 years as a U.S. Army Green Beret. His passion for healthcare emerged subsequently while working for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the country's largest healthcare system. Walt is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his PhD from Harvard. 

Neil Hattangadi, MD

Neil Hattangadi, MD, is the cofounder and executive chairman of Cortica. Healthcare innovation is Dr. Hattangadi's driving passion. Drawing on his training as a physician and scientist, Neil has spent his career leading, advising, and investing in the medical and biotech industries. His experience spans established, market-leading corporations to groundbreaking, early-stage start-ups. Neil holds degrees from Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.