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Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., James P. Comer, M.D., HS

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Spring


Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., the Harris Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry, and James P. Comer, M.D., HS ’67, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry and founder of the 33-year-old School Development Program, spoke at the opening of The Discovery Room at Public School 28 in Paterson, N.J., in January. The Discovery Room is a Yale program that was first developed during Comer’s “School Power” days. Maholmes revived the program and tailored it to meet the needs of children with behavioral problems. Students are provided with instruction and support and are taught how to interact appropriately in the classroom, with the ultimate goal of improving their academic achievement.

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