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Lauren E. Kenworthy, PhD

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine

Departments
Neuropsychology

Programs
Director, Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)


Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Neuroscience Research
View CRI Profile for Lauren E. Kenworthy
Specialties: Asperger Syndrome , Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

National Provider Identifier1477643740
E-Mail

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
*Note: GPS and online direction tools such as MapQuest or Yahoo Maps do not work for this location. Please use "Driving Directions" provided below:

Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497
*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County (Neuropsychology)

15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 350 (South Building)
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5430
Fax: 301-765-5497

Driving Directions: From points south:
  • I-270 North towards Frederick
  • Take exit 8, stay in left lane
  • Turn left onto Shady Grove Road. Stay in the left-hand lane
  • After crossing over I-270, turn left at second light onto Corporate Boulevard
  • Take the first or second left turn into the parking area.
    You will want to enter the building at the South Entrance (the end of the building closest to the parking lot entrance). When inside the lobby, take the elevator to the Third Floor. As you exit the elevator, our office will be immediately to your left.
From points west:
  • I-270 South
  • Take exit 8 for Shady Grove Road
  • Stay in the left of the two right-hand turn lanes
  • After turning right onto Shady Grove Road, get in the far left lane and make a left onto Corporate Boulevard at the first light
  • Take the first or second left turn into the parking area
    You will want to enter the building at the South Entrance (the end of the building closest to the parking lot entrance). When inside the lobby, take the elevator to the Third Floor. As you exit the elevator, our office will be immediately to your left.


The division of Neuropsychology includes the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which can be reached directly at the following numbers:
To make an appointment:

Contact Christine Amerasinghe
301-765-5432

To participate in research:
Contact Autism Research Staff
301-765-5425
e-mail: autism@childrensnational.org

Center Manager: Frances Lewandowski


Biography

Lauren Kenworthy, Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, evaluates and treats children and teens with the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her research includes a partnership with the Ivy Mount School in Rockville, MD where she and her colleagues are developing learning strategies for students and teachers in order to help children with ASD develop flexibility in social and school settings. This approach, combined with the advanced imaging work being done at Children's, is pointing to an innovative way of addressing repetitive or "stuck" behaviors that are common in children and teens with ASD.
Education
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Yale University New Haven, CTBachelor of Arts English 1984
Graduate Education University of Maryland at College Park College Park, MDMaster of Arts 1991
Graduate Education University of Maryland at College Park College Park, MDDoctor of Philosophy Clinical Psychology 1993
National & International Recognitions
AwardInstitutionEventYear

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Psychological Association1989 - 2009
MemberInternational Neuropsychological Association1992 - 2009
Publications
Journal Article, Etemad Smithson, P., Kenworthy, L., Wills, M., Jarrett, M., Atmore, K., & Yerys, B.E. (2013), Measures of everyday cognitive flexibility and executive control correlates with adaptive behaviors in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Journal Article, Bal, E., Yerys B.E., Sokoloff J.L,, Celano M.J., Kenworthy, L. Geidd, J. & Wallace, G.L. (2013), Do Social Attribution Skills Improve with Age in Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders?, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 9-16.

Journal Article, Murphy, E. R., Foss-Feig, J., Kenworthy, L., Gaillard, W. D., Vaidya, C. J. (2012), Atypical Functional Connectivity of the Amygdala in Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders during Spontaneous Attention to Eye-Gaze, Autism Research and Treatment.

Journal Article, Yerys, B.E., Ruiz, E., Strang, J., Sokoloff, J., Kenworthy, L. & Vaidya, C.J. (2012), Modulation of attentional blink with emotional faces in typical development and in autism spectrum disorders, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Journal Article, Oliveras-Rentas, R. Kenworthy, L., Roberson, R.B., Martin, A., & Wallace, G.L. (2012), WISC-IV profile in high-functioning autism spectrum disorders: impaired processing speed is associated with increased autism communication symptoms and decreased adaptive communication abilities, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 655-664.

Journal Article, Kenworthy, L., Wallace, G.L., Powell, K., Anselmo, C., Martin A. & Black, D.O. (2012), Early Language Milestones Predict Later Language, but Not Autism Symptoms in Higher Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Book Chapter, Kenworthy, L., & Anthony, L.G. (2012), Understanding and Using Neurocognitive Assessment Results in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, In M. L. Batshaw, N. Roizen, G. Lotrecchiano , Children with Disabilities.

Book Chapter, Kenworthy, L., Anthony, L.G., & Yerys, B.E (2012), Autism Spectrum Disorders, In Hunter, S. and Sparrow, E. , Executive function and dysfunction: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment, Cambridge Press.

Book Chapter, Kenworthy, L (2011), Asperger Syndrome, In Morgan, J.E., Baron, I.S. & Ricker, J. , Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology, London, Oxford University Press.

Book, Cannon, L., Kenworthy, L., Alexander, K., Anthony, L.G. & Werner, M. (2011), Unstuck and On Target! Teaching Flexibility and Goal Directed Behavior to Children with ASD, Baltimore, MD.


For a more comprehensive list of publications for Lauren Kenworthy, PhD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database
 


   
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