Dr. Lauren Grossman is a pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation of children and adolescents with complex medical, attentional, learning, emotional/behavioral, and social issues. Dr. Grossman understands that every individual has his or her own unique
strengths and weaknesses, and it is her goal to help identify these exceptional characteristics so your child is able to reach his or her highest potential. Dr. Grossman will not just provide your child with a diagnosis- she will ensure that you have a complete understanding of your child and how multiple factors are contributing to your child’s functioning. Prior to relocating to the DMV area, Dr. Grossman worked as a pediatric neuropsychologist and assistant professor at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in the Departments of Psychiatry and
Pediatrics. Within that role, she helped to establish a Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology and develop services for the Hematology/Oncology Department within the Children’s Hospital. Dr. Grossman found it very rewarding to work with child cancer survivors and help these families to understand how development was impacted by multiple factors, including the diagnosis of a medical condition, medical treatments, and the trauma associated with such.
Dr. Grossman earned her doctoral degree at the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Washington, D.C. Campus in 2014. During that time, she trained in neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and worked at Children’s National
Health System in D.C. Dr. Grossman then moved to New Orleans in order to complete her predoctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Tulane University School of Medicine. In order to continue her training due to a love of pediatric neuropsychology, she completed her two-year fellowship with a specific focus in pediatric epilepsy at Children’s Hospital of Orange County in Southern California. Each of these experiences has provided Dr. Grossman with a very rich understanding of child development, and specifically, the impact of trauma (medical or environmental) on the developing child. She is excited to continue her passion by working with families at The Stixrud Group, unlocking the potential of each child one at a time!