Executive Functioning in Teens, The Nora School Parent Education Series

Announcing The Nora School 22-23 Parent Education Series! When: Wednesday, October 19 Where: Virtually, at 7 pm $$: FREE and open to the parenting public Register: https://www.norapride.org/parenteducation Executive Functioning in Teens: What Parents Should Know, and Supporting Strategies This live, virtual presentation addresses executive functioning skills, which are essential as adolescents launch into adulthood – but those skills don’t always arrive in our brains in a certain timeline. In our talk, we will define different aspects of executive functioning and provide ideas for how to support challenges in this area. We will also discuss the diagnosis of ADHD, which has accompanying executive functioning difficulties, including treatment options and common misconceptions. Dr. Frederiksen and Dr. Rothman of The Stixrud Group will present their insights and knowledge in this presentation and will be able to take questions at the end of the presentation. About our speakers: Katia Fredriksen, Ph.D. Dr. Fredriksen received her B.A. at Princeton and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UMass Boston. During these years, in addition to her coursework, she worked as a therapist on a children’s inpatient unit and in multiple outpatient settings for children, teens, and adults, and she published research and presented at national and international conferences. She did two years of post-doctoral training in neuropsychology at a private practice in the Boston area. She has worked in private practice ever since, which has included working with kids and families and providing trainings for parents and clinicians. She grew up in the D.C. metro area and returned here in 2010. Dr. Fredriksen lives with her husband, two kids, cat, and parakeet. Yael Rothman, Ph.D. Dr. Rothman attended undergrad at University of Michigan and later received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She completed her internship at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., where she worked as a pediatric neuropsychologist and was an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine for 4 years. She has also taught young autistic children, done research at Cambridge University in the U.K., presented and published research, and done parent training. Dr. Rothman taught and performed improv comedy for 10 years and is a mother to an almost 2 year-old. RSVP today to receive the Zoom link at https://www.norapride.org/parenteducation

2022-10-14T18:04:01-04:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: |

BCASP Podcast with Dr. Henderson

Listen to Dr. Donna Henderson's latest interview in the BCASP pod. "In this inaugural episode of the BCASP pod, BC School Psychologists James and Kathleen welcome Dr. Donna Henderson -- an expert on the less obvious presentations of autism."

2022-10-14T17:33:13-04:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: Stixrud News|

Is This Autism? Recognizing & Understanding the Less Obvious Presentations of Autism

Is This Autism? Recognizing & Understanding the Less Obvious Presentations of Autism Moderator: Patricia Mittelstadt, Ph.D., ABPdNSpeaker: Donna Henderson, Psy.D., The Stixrud Group, Silver Spring, MD$48 for AAPdN Members (20% Discount)$60 for Non-MembersFREE for Student Members$20 for Student Non-Members Over the past few decades, the prevalence of autism has risen from 1 in 150 to 1 in 44. This is due in part to our more sophisticated understanding of individuals who camouflage and thus have less obvious external presentations of autism. This wider understanding of autism began with females, who can present differently from their male counterparts and are at particular risk of being misdiagnosed and misunderstood. However, we now know that that the less obvious presentations of autism can also apply to clients throughout the gender spectrum. Recent research suggests that there are still significant numbers of undiagnosed autistics (of all genders) in various clinical populations and that accurate diagnosis can be life changing for this population. However, many clinicians, both novice and seasoned, continue to feel ill-equipped to recognize autism and/or to rely an outdated understanding of it. This workshop will provide clear and practical guidance for a neurodiversity-affirmative diagnostic process.This workshop will provide that clarity:Describe characteristics of individuals with a less obvious presentation of autism.Identify ways that autistic females can present differently from autistic males.Identify components of an effective social cognition assessment.Learning objectives:1. Describe characteristics of individuals with a less obvious presentation of autism.2. Identify ways that autistic females can present differently from autistic males.3. Identify components of an effective social cognition assessment. AAPdN Workshop Registration October 2022

2022-09-25T16:57:44-04:00September 25th, 2022|Categories: Events, Lectures|Tags: |

Demystifying the Less Obvious Presentations of Autism

Demystifying the Less Than Obvious Presentations of Autism When: Friday, May 6  2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmBCASP Members: $55Non-Members: $80Dr. Donna Henderson has been a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. She earned her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University and subsequently worked as a staff neuropsychologist and then director of acquired brain injury at the Gaylord Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Henderson joined The Stixrud Group in 2011, specializing in neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with cognitive, academic, social, and/or emotional challenges, with a particular interest in autism. Dr. Henderson is a frequent lecturer on the less obvious presentations of autism, on autistic girls and women, and on parenting children with complex profiles. She also enjoys assisting other healthcare professionals through case consultation. Over the past 20 years the prevalence of autism has risen from 1 in 150 to 1 in 44. This is due in part to our more sophisticated understanding of verbal individuals with a less obvious presentation of autism. Still, boys and men continue to be diagnosed far more frequently than girls and women (approximately 4:1). It has always been assumed that the prevalence of autistic boys is naturally greater than girls, but recent research demonstrates that many autistic females are being misdiagnosed or missed entirely. In the past ten years, there has been a burst of research on autistic girls and women, particularly those with average to above average intellectual functioning, and it has become clear that they can present differently from their male counterparts in many ways. Moreover, research demonstrates that these girls and women are highly vulnerable to multiple co-occurring challenges, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and victimization. While this less obvious presentation of autism seems to be most common in females, it can also apply to clients throughout the gender spectrum. Receiving a proper diagnosis can be life changing for this population, so it is essential that all clinicians are updated on the ways to recognize all presentations of autism.This workshop will provide that clarity:Describe characteristics of individuals with a less obvious presentation of autism.Identify ways that autistic females can present differently from autistic males.Identify components of an effective social cognition assessment. BCASP Virtual Workshop 2022 BCASP Members Registration Non-Members Registration

2022-04-07T11:09:44-04:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: Blog Post|Tags: |

Salya Namazi

The Stixrud webinar series is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 PM. Our goal is to provide information on a specific topic, with a 10 to 15 minute talk, followed by a lengthy question and answer session. We hope that this format will provide audience members with relevant information and allow them ample time to follow up on points or spark further discussion. Our presenters are neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists at the Stixrud Group, who have selected topics which particularly interest them, or in which they have specialized knowledge.

2022-03-29T22:15:34-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: |

School Year kickoff with The Neuropsychmomdocs from Instagram – Katia Fredriksen and Yael Rothman

The Stixrud webinar series is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 PM. Our goal is to provide information on a specific topic, with a 10 to 15 minute talk, followed by a lengthy question and  answer session. We hope that this format will provide audience members with relevant information and allow them ample time to follow up on points or spark further discussion. Our presenters are neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists at the Stixrud Group, who have selected topics which particularly interest them, or in which they have specialized knowledge.

2022-03-29T22:13:45-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: |

Joette James

The Stixrud webinar series is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 PM. Our goal is to provide information on a specific topic, with a 10 to 15 minute talk, followed by a lengthy question and answer session. We hope that this format will provide audience members with relevant information and allow them ample time to follow up on points or spark further discussion. Our presenters are neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists at the Stixrud Group, who have selected topics which particularly interest them, or in which they have specialized knowledge.

2022-03-29T22:12:10-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: |

Jesse Brand

The Stixrud webinar series is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 PM. Our goal is to provide information on a specific topic, with a 10 to 15 minute talk, followed by a lengthy question and answer session. We hope that this format will provide audience members with relevant information and allow them ample time to follow up on points or spark further discussion. Our presenters are neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists at the Stixrud Group, who have selected topics which particularly interest them, or in which they have specialized knowledge.

2022-04-21T18:00:33-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: |

Lauren Grossman will discuss Adoption and Trauma: How to Recognize It, How to Treat It

The Stixrud webinar series is held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 PM. Our goal is to provide information on a specific topic, with a 10 to 15 minute talk, followed by a lengthy question and  answer session. We hope that this format will provide audience members with relevant information and allow them ample time to follow up on points or spark further discussion. Our presenters are neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists at the Stixrud Group, who have selected topics which particularly interest them, or in which they have specialized knowledge. Topic: Stixrud webinar – Lauren Grossman on adoption and trauma Time: Apr 5, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time Meeting ID: 818 2346 0667 Join Zoom Meeting Find your local number.

2022-03-30T07:57:45-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: |

The subtle presentations of autism: What we’ve learned from the girls

The subtle presentations of autism: What we’ve learned from the girls  (CE 3) Donna Henderson, Psy.D. and Jamell White, Ph.D., LCSW-C Please plan to login by 8:40 AM to check-in. We will start promptly at 8:45 AM This CE satisfies the MD requirement for Psychologists for cultural competence. Level: Beginner/ intermediate / Advanced. This workshop is appropriate for every level. Over the past 20 years the prevalence of autism has risen from 1 in 150 to 1 in 59. This is due at least in part to our more sophisticated understanding of bright individuals with a less obvious presentation of autism. Still, boys and men continue to be diagnosed far more frequently than girls and women (approximately 4:1). Recent research demonstrates that many females on the spectrum are being misdiagnosed or missed entirely. In the past ten years, there has been a burst of research on girls and women with autism, particularly those with average to above average intellectual functioning, and it has become clear that they present differently from their male counterparts in many ways. Moreover, research demonstrates that these girls and women are highly vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. While this less obvious presentation of autism seems to be most common in females, it can also apply to clients throughout the gender spectrum. Receiving a proper diagnosis can be lifechanging for this population, so it is essential that all clinicians are updated on the ways to recognize the subtle presentations of autism, particularly but not exclusively in females. This workshop will provide that clarity. This presentation will address diversity issues related to gender and race/culture, as well as neurodiversity. Specific to gender, there will be an emphasis on explaining the range of symptom presentation for autistic females compared to that of autistic males. Additionally, there will be discussion around the importance of understanding how to approach the therapeutic relationship with individuals and families in a culturally/racially-sensitive manner. The information will be presented in a neurodiversity-affirmative manner. GET TICKETS Objectives 1. Describe characteristics of individuals with a less obvious presentation of autism. 2. Identify ways that autistic females present differently from autistic males. 3. Identify components of an effective social cognition assessment. 4. Recognize the intersection of race/culture in our work with clients Presenters Dr. Donna Henderson has been a clinical psychologist for 30 years. She earned her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University and subsequently worked as a staff psychologist and then Director of Acquired Brain Injury at the Gaylord Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Henderson joined The Stixrud Group in 2011, specializing in neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with cognitive, academic, social, and/or emotional challenges, with a particular interest in autism. Dr. Henderson is a frequent lecturer on the subtle presentations of autism, on autistic girls and women, and on parenting children with complex profiles. Dr. Jamell White is a therapist specializing in working with children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. She has over 20 [...]

2022-02-28T21:09:06-05:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: |