Penny (Johanna) Glass, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. She is Director of the Child Development Program at Children's National Health System, and along with a staff of developmental and clinical psychologists, provides comprehensive developmental evaluations for children from birth up to 4 years, some of whom have complex medical conditions (such as cardiac disease, neurofibromatosis, sickle cell anemia), neurologic disorders, or genetic syndromes. Presenting problems may include delays in cognitive, social/language, motor skills, and attention problems; high risk for delay due to birth-related complications or chronic diseases; common behavioral problems such as feeding, sleep, and temper tantrums or self-regulation; and atypical or uncommon patterns of development.
Dr. Glass, is a renowned expert in infant and child development and recognized for her research on early biological and environmental insults to the developing brain. She has received major grant funding from National Institutes of Health, been published in peer reviewed journals, and presented at national and international meetings. The Child Development Program is part of the Developmental Pediatrics rotation for all Children's National pediatric residents and also serves as a training site for Fellows in Neonatology, Neurology, Physical Medicine, and Psychiatry, in addition to Postdoctoral Fellows in Child Development, Psychology Interns, and graduate students.