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. Prior to joining The Stixrud Group in 2017, Dr. Granader spent three years as a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Health System and assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University Medical Center. At Children’s National Health System Dr. Granader completed individual and multidisciplinary team-based neuropsychological evaluations with youth with medical or developmental concerns, social skills weaknesses, difficulties with attention or inhibitory control, learning disabilities, and/or communication difficulties through the general neuropsychology program, the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program.
Dr. Granader completed her graduate training at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She knew that she wanted to focus her studies on pediatric neuropsychology from the start of her graduate training and was fortunate to have exceptional training experiences including the NYU Child Study Center, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She then went on to complete her predoctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. In addition to her clinical training she also has experience with clinical research with publications and presentations at national and international conferences. Her research has focused on executive functioning in youth with autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy and more recently she helped to assess a sexual education curriculum for youth with autism spectrum disorders.