Developing Empathetic Education with Dana (DEED)®
Delray Beach, Florida
BRA Member Since 2022







“Dana Kaplan is a renowned Educational Coach for Out-of-the-Box Learners. As an award winning retired classroom educator and certified trauma specialist, now an educator for the world, Dana consciously disrupts current educational systems by actively ensuring accessibility and inclusivity is at the heart of learning. With Holistic Brain Health being the foundation for how and what Dana coaches, teaches, and mentors, she founded Developing Empathetic Education with Dana (DEED)®.”


My son Samuel who is 9 years old had his very first live group call ever. When he was on the call, in his own words, he said to me he felt very nervous and shy. His feelings changed from anxious to feeling confident! Dana creates a sacred space for you to be seen and heard that supports not only my son but me as well to feel safe. For myself my first group call with Dana was so powerful. As she asked us all what compassion means to us she opened up a part of me I didn’t realize needed major attention. I became aware of the areas I get to give more focus and attention to which were self love and self acceptance. My one on one call with Dana was so heart centering. She created a space of pure unconditional love to be who you are, where you are, now. After our call ended I was left feeling and knowing that I was more than deserving to have a loving, joy fulfilling life! Dana is the sunlight and rainbows in this world. She is incredibly supportive and an uplifting influencer! You are powerful, Dana! We are blessed because of the work you bring to the world. Thank you Dana! Love, Ashley and Samuel (age 9) We would recommend Dana to anyone who wants to help their child build skills to help them thrive at school. Dana will meet your child exactly where they are and help them to find joy and excitement in learning. Not only did Dana help us achieve amazing results with our son, he was always excited to play and learn with her. Dana also helped to empower us as parents to set our expectations high and help our son feel confident in his abilities. - Matt and Robyn I loved Liam working with Dana! It's powerful to have the additional support of Dana teaching and guiding Liam. It truly takes a village. Dana shows so much compassion and understanding while teaching new skills and providing support. Every child needs additional outside support and Dana is THE PERSON for this!!! THANK YOU WOMAN!!! -Gina Sampson Our time together was never wasted! You helped me so much, and I couldn’t be more grateful. I really do appreciate all of the time you gave me just to talk about my life and side track as well. Thank you for everything Dana! Liam, 10th grade Dana! Your uniqueness to me looks like; warmth, love, joy and acceptance. It’s truly special and shines through even on a Zoom call, in person you must be a Magnet. - Carrie Murray, founder, BRA NETWORK Hello! Just watched your session, wow! If my kids had access to teachers like you, maybe they would have stayed in school. I would love to know more about you and what you do. I was wondering if you have resources for parents of autistic kids. Self and emotional awareness is such a challenge for my little man that also has severe ADHD in addition to ASD, and we feel like we could help him so much more. Much of the early intervention we did was ABA style and none of it really worked. He is such a bright, beautiful boy, full of life. But talking about himself and his feelings is so hard. Look forward to exploring your site. ~YA I just wanted to reach out and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your incredible talk at The Liberated Child Homeschooling Summit! I kept yelling “YES!” at my screen, I felt like everything you said resonated with me so much. As a woman in my thirties just starting to unpack some childhood trauma and realizing how my conditioned responses shape my life, I’m hoping to break that cycle with my six year old son. We’re planning on homeschooling him this year for first grade and I am really looking forward to being more aware about incorporating social emotional learning in our daily lives. He is a very sensitive child (just like his mama) and I worry that I don’t always have the tools to respond to him the right way, so I’m going to hop on your website and learn as much as I can. Thank you again so much, the work you have done with all of your students is just absolutely inspiring! ~MM


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