Joe Dilly

Dr. Joe Dilley graduated from the University of Iowa with honors and high distinction in Psychology. He then brought this multifaceted view of the human psyche to his doctoral studies at Northwestern University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Now a licensed psychologist in private practice in greater Los Angeles, he specializes in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, ADHD, and screen time management. His book The Game Is Playing Your Kid: How to Unplug & Reconnect in the Digital Age has been featured across media outlets, including NPR, Mom Talk Radio, The Chicago Tribune, and Psychology Today.

Financial – Joe Dilley receives an honorarium from AET.
Nonfinancial – No relevant relationships to disclose.


Dr. Joy Lopez is the Director of Technology at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS), an Independent Catholic P-12 school. Joy oversees both the infrastructure and the educational technology throughout the campuses.  In the Spring of 2020, Joy oversaw the shift to remote teaching, learning, and working for teachers, staff, and students (not to mention parents). With her co-writer, Dr. Diana Neebe, Joy wrote the Flexible Plan for Instructional Continuity and published it freely to the open Internet allowing other schools to utilize this tool to help their school move to remote learning. This plan has been translated into multiple languages and shared throughout the world. 

In addition to her work at SHS, Joy also teaches in the Master's in Educational Technology Program at the University of San Francisco and in the Master's in Information Systems at Norwich University.  Joy holds a B.S. in Microbiology, M.A. in Educational Technology, and an Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership. She is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences and the grandmother of 13!

Financial – Joy Lopez receives an honorarium from AET.
Nonfinancial – No relevant relationships to disclose.

Workshop Descriptions

Screentime Management in the Age of COVID-19
Presented by: Dr. Joe Dilley

Now more than ever, parents are asking professionals legitimate questions about managing screentime. Meanwhile, kids continue to lobby for private, abundant use of technology, relying even more heavily on the all-too-accurate excuse that the computer is needed for school. What do we counsel our families to do: Give up the fight? Fight even harder?... learn more here.

Technology tools, tips and tricks
Presented by: Dr. Joy Lopez

The spring of 2020 changed the way we worked, taught, tutored, and interacted forever. While we still process this time, we know this year has been a year of professional growth. This session will take a look at what we learned, what was useful and what is now indispensable in our practices... learn more here.



Save the Date!
Saturday, March 13, 2021
All times listed are in PST

9:00 AM: Workshop begins
9:05 AM: Presentation begins
10:30 AM: 10 min. break
12:15 PM: Presentation concludes
12:15 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Presentation begins
2:15 PM: 10 min. break
3:15 PM: Presentation concludes


The Association of Educational Therapists (AET) is the national professional association for educational therapists. AET defines and sets standards for the professional practice of educational therapy. Educational therapists provide a broad range of individualized educational interventions for children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges.