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Staff

A clinical neuropsychologist who has been in private practice since 1985.  He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center, and he holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington School of Medicine. Read full bio.

A board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who has been with The Stixrud Group since 1993.  He evaluates adolescents, adults, and seniors for learning disabilities, ADHD, and range of neurological conditions, including concussion, dementia, stroke, severe traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy.  However, he is nationally-recognized for his work on assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD in adults. Read full bio.

A licensed, clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment of learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and neurological disorders in adults. She is particularly interested in evaluating how emotional and neurological disorders together affect cognitive functioning. Read full bio.

A licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in pediatric neuropsychology. Her areas of special interest include children, adolescents and young adults with neurological problems, such as epilepsy and brain injuries, and children with special developmental needs, including specific learning disorders and more pervasive developmental disorders. Read full bio.

A licensed clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and emotional and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Hammond graduated with honors from Wellesley College and received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware. Read full bio.

A licensed psychologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other educational concerns. Read full bio.

A licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment of attention, language, and learning challenges in students ranging in age from early elementary school through the end of high school.  Dr. Wasserman has been with The Stixrud Group since 2001, following extensive training in pediatric psychology, clinical psychology, and neuropsychology…. Read full bio.

A licensed psychologist with extensive experience in psychotherapy and psychological assessment. She has worked in a variety of school and clinical settings. Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Cornell University and received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Read full bio.

A licensed clinical psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist. Her areas of specialized training and interest include neuropsychological assessment of children who have been adopted (domestic and international) and assessment of specific disorders including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)… Read full bio.

A licensed clinical psychologist and developmental neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation of children, adolescents, and college students with autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD… Read full bio.

A clinical neuropsychologist since 1992, Dr. Henderson works with students from age seven through young adults.  She is experienced with attention and learning disorders as well as social and emotional challenges that can affect a student both at home and at school. Read full bio.

 

Dr. Salya Namazi is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of learning, attention, mood, and neurologic disorders for children, adolescents, and adults. Read full bio.

 

 

Dr. Susannah Hughes is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who present with a variety of neurocognitive issues.  Read full bio.

 

Dr. Yael Granader is a pediatric neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist in Maryland, Washington D.C., and New York. She specializes in comprehensive evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental, medical, learning, or social-emotional issues. Read full bio.

 

Administrative Staff

Starr Stixrud, M.Ed., Administrative Director, Client Care Manager

Starr joined the practice in September, 1990 after a fifteen year career in early childhood education. During her career as an educator, she worked as a classroom teacher, provided extensive staff training and development, and conducted weekly parent education seminars. She earned a B.A. from Southern Illinois University, a M.Ed. from the University of Washington in Early Childhood Special Education, and a specialist certification in Early Childhood Education from the Institute of Childhood Development at the University of Minnesota. She also participated in a two-year graduate program in the Applied Healing Arts through the Tai Sophia Institute. She has been married for over 30 years to Dr. William Stixrud, and they have two grown children. In her spare time, among her diverse interests, she maintains a daily meditation and yoga practice, cooks, knits, and is an avid reader. See Full CV.

Elaine D. Book, M.Ed., Client Care Manager

Elaine received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in social work, a M.Ed. from Loyola University in special education, and a second M.Ed. in special education from Kansas State University. Her background includes five years as a special education teacher in Topeka, Kansas, and five years as an educational diagnostician in the Topeka school system, followed by seven years as an educational diagnostician with Psychiatric Institute, Bethesda, MD. She has been with our practice since then, and serves a dual function as an intake specialist and a clinical assistant.

Patty Eyster

Patty Eyster, M.Ed., began her career in management consulting but switched to education after she had her own family.  She has been an educator for seven years, with particular interest in children, teenagers, and young adults on the autism spectrum.  She homeschooled for several years, and she created curriculum for a small independent  elementary school for children on the autism spectrum.  Patty has also developed and managed programs to help teenagers on the spectrum learn about and participate in the workforce. She stays current on available and new treatments for autism; and she has been trained in social thinking curriculum, as well as floor-time therapy.Patty received a M.Ed. in Special Education from American University and completed her teacher internship at the Lab School in both elementary and middle schools.