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Stephen Cochrane
Professional Interests
  • Special Education Law
  • Positive Psychology
  • Therapeutic interventions for specific learning disabilities & sensory processing disorders
Education and Certifications
  • Ph.D.- Education (Summa Cum Laude)
  • J.D.- Law (Magna Cum Laude) Class rank 3/47
  • M.A.- Special Education (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Educational Foundations: Special Education
  • Differentiated Learning
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Cochrane, S. (2021, April). Using research-based positive psychology interventions to increase students’ level of emotional well-being, cognitive functioning, and physical health. 18 th Annual Hawaii International Virtual Summit on Preventing, Assessing, & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan.
  • Vadnais, A., Triplett, T., & Cochrane, S. (2019, January). Do children who are securely attached to their parents have less negative reactions to cyberbullying than children from other types of attachment? Paper presentation at the 17th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Block, D., Block, M., & Cochrane, S. (2018, October) Cultivating empathy in today’s schools. Paper presented at the California Council for Teacher Education (CCTC): San Diego, CA

Community Service

  • Member, Board of Trustees. Del Mar Union School Board. 2016-2019
  • Special Education Advisory Board- CA Office of Administrative Hearings 2012-2014

Professional and Honorary Memberships

  • National Association of Special Education Teachers
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Professional Activities

  • Consultant to parents with children with special needs.