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Are We Ready for College?

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. View Profile NEW EVENT!Location:Our Lady of Good Counsel High School17301 Old Vic Blvd, Olney, MD 20832Olney, MarylandTime: 7:00 pmNotes: Open to the public, free of charge  

2017-12-03T15:12:12+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Lectures|Tags: |

APA Annual Convention | Denver, CO

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile If you are attending the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver this week, Dr. Mapou will be presenting an all-day workshop, “Evidence-Based Assessment of Learning Disabilities and ADHD in Older Adolescents and Adults” on Saturday August 6. To enroll, go to: http://www.apa.org/convention/ce/index.aspx Robb Mapou, Ph.D., ABPP Director, Adult Neuropsychology The Stixrud Group, Silver Spring, MD E-mail: rmapou@stixrud.com Web: https://stixrud.com/professional-staff/dr-robb-mapou/

2017-12-03T21:13:49+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Events, Lectures|Tags: |

Transcendental Meditation as a Treatment for PTSD

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile When: September 20, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Where: Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 4727 Deer Creek Loop, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 (not open to the public)

2017-11-29T00:58:45+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Lectures|Tags: |

Disability Documentation and Accommodations for Learning Disabilities and ADHD

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. View Profile Dr, Robb Mapou will be presenting a Lunch and Learn on May 18 to staff at The Ross Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Related Disorders, in Washington, DC.  His topic is Disability Documentation and Accommodations for Learning Disabilities and ADHD.

2017-11-25T13:30:39+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Helping Children Feel Empowered – Dr. Susan Hammond

SEE FULL CV shfour@aol.com VM: 2005 RECENT PUBLICATIONS A month ago I attended a weekend reunion of the summer camp I went to for six years, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the camp. The women there ranged in age from around 80 down to 19. As we spoke of our years at camp, I was struck by a common theme: the development of self-confidence and empowerment that comes from overcoming real challenges and contributing to a vital community. Through summer camp, these women had learned as children and adolescents that they could be successful in ways they never imagined – whether through camping in a rainstorm, swimming the circumference of a Vermont lake, or building a cabin from scratch. They took that confidence with them through their lives at school, at work, in their families, and in their communities. When I evaluate children with learning, behavioral, or emotional challenges (and when I parent my own children), I wonder how they will gain a sense of empowerment and success that can carry them through hard times. I often find that children who learn differently come to the worst possible conclusions about themselves: that they are not capable, that their peers are smarter or better than they are, or that they will never succeed in life. It is critical for these kids that they be given opportunities to feel competent, so that they can gain self-confidence. While a summer roughing it at camp is wonderful, not every child can have that experience. But there are many ways parents can give their children opportunities to feel competent and valuable. In the family, kids can help with younger siblings, with household chores, or with pets. In school, they can assist the teacher with classroom tasks or work with younger children. The key to empowerment is to find tasks which are truly useful, not just make-work, and give children the opportunity to succeed at them. It is also important to prioritize activities in which children excel. Parents easily can become overwhelmed by their children’s needs – for therapies, tutoring, and even down-time. But kids also need to spend time pursuing their interests, passions, or just having fun. Success on the soccer field, in scouts, or in music can give them the crucial confidence that keeps them going when things are hard. I still remember my first overnight hike at camp. It rained, and rained, and rained. But when we got back to camp we were singing!

2017-12-03T22:22:36+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog Post|Tags: |

Ten Important Things to Know about Parenting Your Elementary School Child

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile NEW EVENT! What: Ten Important Things to Know about Parenting Your Elementary School Child When: April 14, 2015;  7:00 pm Where: Brooke Grove Elementary School Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-03T21:37:35+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Events, Lectures|Tags: |

Stress, Self-Propelled Motivation and the Adolescent Brain

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile NEW EVENT! What: Stress, Self-Propelled Motivation and the Adolescent Brain When: April 16, 2015;  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Whitman High School Speaker: William Stixrud and Ned Johnson Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-02T14:58:50+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Lectures|Tags: , |

Taking Control: Keeping Children on Track

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile NEW EVENT! What: Taking Control: Keeping Children on Track When: March 24, 2015;  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Siena School Speakers: Clay Kaufman, Head of School and William R. Stixrud Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-03T01:54:41+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Lectures|Tags: , |

Wired 24/7

For the past 20 years, Dr. Stixrud has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of psychologists and learning specialists. View Profile NEW EVENT! What: Wired 24/7 When: March 4, 2015;  6:30 pm Where: Edmund Burke School Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-03T21:30:02+00:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Events, Lectures|