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Dr. Henderson (10/22/14): Are we ready for college?

August 18, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Lectures,What's New   |   0 Comments

Location: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School 17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney, MD 20832 Olney, Maryland Time: 7:00 pm Open to the public, free of charge

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Dr. Robb Mapou interviewed on local news

July 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,Lectures,What's New   |   0 Comments

Dr. Robb Mapou was recently interviewed by Andrea Roane (WUSA, Channel 9 news) for a segment about ADHD in children, during which he refutes a “local expert’s” view that ADHD does not exist.  To see the interview, click  here.

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New Blog! (Dr. Stixrud): The Importance of Independent Schools in an Age of Inclusion

November 13, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

Throughout my career as a clinical neuropsychologist, I have been a big fan of the independent schools that serve students with special needs.  I recall that when the field of special education was developing, experienced educators intuitively knew that students who do not learn easily or are not developing at a typical rate need highly [...]

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New Blog Post! Myths of Autism

October 28, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

                                                        Myths about Autism                                 Individuals with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s…. Social/Emotional Myths Don’t want to make friends.   Some individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) really want to have friends but do not know how. Can’t make friends.   Many individuals with ASD do have friends; often their friendship forms around a shared interest. Don’t engage well with [...]

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Starr Stixrud (new blog post): Where should my child go to school?

October 10, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

Where should my child go to school? This is a common questions parents ask who’ve recently had their child evaluated at our practice.  In fact, help with school placement is often one of the reasons that children are brought in for evaluations in the first place.  Let me say first that the psychologists and the [...]

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Activity Rocket! (New blog post by Starr Stixrud)

September 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

Getting to Know You My name is Starr Stixrud and for the past 23 years I have been the administrative director for The Stixrud Group (TSG).  We are a group of psychologists and neuro psychologists who evaluate children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of learning differences and or social difficulties. In addition, I [...]

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Dr. Lisa Martin (New Blog): Letting Go of the Guilt: Biological Reasons for a Child’s Challenges

February 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

Lately I can’t stop reading about the brain.  I think my renewed interest has been sparked by comments from the parents I see.  “Why does my son become so angry?”  “Why does my daughter worry so much?”  “Why can’t my child read social cues?”  And perhaps most striking.. “Why is my child so different from [...]

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Dr. Wasserman (new blog post): Study Strategies

January 06, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

As we gear up to start a new semester and put last semester’s exams behind us, it is a good time to review effective study strategies to prepare for the exams this semester assuredly will bring. Many parents tell me that they think their child does not know how to study.  Certainly students with attention [...]

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Dr. Ellen Goldman (New Blog Post): Application Anxiety

December 19, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

This is a difficult time of year for high school seniors, many of whom are in the thick of the college application process. These students are both excited and anxious, and they are surrounded by friends who are dealing with the same mix of emotions. The fact that we live in an area that is [...]

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Dr. Donna Henderson (Blog Post): A Parenting Lesson from My Dad

December 04, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

A Parenting Lesson from My Dad It’s funny what kids remember about their childhood.  I have a very clear memory of a day when I was maybe seven or eight years old.  I walked into my dad’s study, where he was working.  As he always did when I entered the room, my dad stopped working, [...]

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