A Lifespan Neuropsychology PracticeStixrud Group2021-07-11T16:02:36-04:00
Established in 1985, The Stixrud Group is the Washington metropolitan area’s premier group of neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who specialize in the evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults with learning, attention, social, and/or emotional difficulties. We are committed to the alleviation of suffering for our clients and their families by removing any blocks to their experiencing happiness and fulfillment in life. We believe this is accomplished by helping our clients understand themselves.
Join the Stixrud Group's Dr. Donna Henderson as she hosts a series of lectures, talks and presentations on the less obvious presentations of autism, on autistic girls and women, and on parenting children with complex profiles.
“In an age when childhood anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise, parents need, more than ever, tools for communicating effectively with children. What Do You Say? could not have arrived at a better time and is essential reading for today’s parents.” — Booklist
Hiding in Plain Sight: Ensuring Proper Diagnosis of Autistic Girls
Autism can present quite differently in boys and girls, and research demonstrates that many girls and women are being misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Dr. Henderson will explore the subtle presentation of autism in general and the specific ways that girls and women, the importance of a comprehensive social cognition assessment to increase the likelihood of proper autism diagnosis.
Understanding Autism in Girls with Dr. Donna Henderson
Dr. Henderson talks about the autism diagnosis and how it has shifted over the years, the benefits of diagnosis and when diagnoses can be helpful and she teaches how nuanced autism is, how it presents differently between males and females, and why girls are so often misdiagnosed.