William R. Stixrud

Content authored by Dr. William R. Stixrud, Ph.D.

Understanding Anxiety: Supporting Anxious Children in the Classroom and Beyond

The Summit School will be hosting - Understanding Anxiety: Supporting Children in the Classroom and Beyond. With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety the topic is timely and relevant. Parents, educators, counselor, tutors, specialists – those in the home, classroom, clinic and/or community who want more information about understanding and supporting anxious children will benefit from this conference.  Attendees will learn about the neuroscience of anxiety, as well as, easy-to-implement tools and strategies for reducing anxiety and increasing self-regulation. Speakers include William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist and Jessica Minahan, a board-certified behavior analyst, special educator and author. This conference is open to the public and addresses anxiety in school aged children – elementary through high school. The Understanding Anxiety conference will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at The Summit School, 664 East Central Avenue East, Edgewater, MD for more information or to register click here. LEARN MORE   DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE   Conference will cover: The impact of anxiety on behavior and learning Underdeveloped skills associated with anxiety Why some students seek negative attention 10 questions to ask prior to prescribing a strategy or an intervention Why breaks may not be helpful Dissecting transitions to reduce oppositional behavior Teaching students self-regulation Reducing negative thinking towards writing Shifting reinforcement systems to increase skill development Conference participants will be able to: List common antecedents for students with anxiety Enumerate strategies to promote initiation, persistence, and help-seeking skills, in students with work avoidance Identify why common teacher practices and interventions may not always work for students with anxiety-related behavior Describe classroom friendly self-monitoring strategies List strategies for reducing negative thinking toward writing

2018-04-09T20:56:09+00:00April 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Unleashing Potential: Giving your Teens more Control Over their Lives

Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson will provide practical ways for parents to connect with their teen! Raising their self-motivation by giving them more autonomy. They are also unveiling their new book, available for purchase at Politics and Prose, and through Amazon. We will have books available for your perusal that evening. LEARN MORE   REGISTER NOW

2018-03-25T13:43:10+00:00April 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Maret Spring Speaker Series

The Self-Driven Child: Building Resiliency and Giving Your Kids More Control Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, both experts on anxiety, motivation, and the teenage brain, will join us for our Spring Speaker Series to discuss helping kids develop resiliency and autonomy and their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. Based on their extensive experience, Bill and Ned will discuss the impacts of high stress and will provide practical ideas for supporting the development of healthy, autonomous, and motivated children. William R. Stixrud, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist. He is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Children’s National Medical Center and holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Stixrud is also a frequent lecturer on topics related to neuropsychological assessment, learning and executive disorders, brain development, motivation, and the effects of stress, sleep deprivation, and technology overload on the brain. Ned Johnson is founder and president of PrepMatters, a leading provider of one-on-one academic tutoring services, test preparation, and educational planning in the DC area. A professional tutor-geek since 1993, Mr. Johnson has devoted nearly 40,000 hours to one-on-one test prep for nearly the entire alphabet of tests. He is the co-author of Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Oversome the Pressure and Succeed.

2018-03-17T20:43:52+00:00April 11th, 2018|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: |

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: , |

Neuropsychological evaluations with children and adolescents

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: Stretching Kids Without Breaking Them:  Finding the “Sweet Spot” for Challenging and Inspiring Adolescents A Conversation Between Bill Stixrud and Clay Kaufman When: March 24, 2015;  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Siena School Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-03T21:31:37+00:00March 1st, 2015|Categories: Events, Lectures|Tags: |

Stress Management 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 Management and the Adolescent Brain When: March 24 2015;  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Siena School Speaker: Clay Kaufman, Head of School and William R. Stixrud Notes: Open to the public

2017-12-03T21:23:13+00:00March 1st, 2015|Categories: Events, Lectures|Tags: |

Dr. William R. Stixrud Self-Control: Understanding the Relationship Between ADHD, Executive Functioning, and Self-Regulation

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!Location:Parent University at Har Shalom ECEC11510 Falls Road,Potomac Maryland 20854 Website: http://www.parentuniv.org/ Time: 7:15-8:30 Notes: Open to the public  

2017-12-03T02:00:16+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Lectures|Tags: |