Lauren Kenworthy, PhD Neuropsychologist



Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, 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 National Health System, is pointing to an innovative way of addressing repetitive or "stuck" behaviors that are common in children and teens with ASD.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1993
    University of Maryland at College Park
  • MA, 1991
    University of Maryland at College Park
  • BA, English, 1984
    Yale University


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Executive Signatures Profiles of Everyday Executive Function in Acquired and Developmental Disorders

(2002) Child Neuropsychology

Behavioral Phenotype of the Oculocerebrorenal Syndrome of Lowe

(1995) American Journal of Medical Genetics

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function BRIEF Odessa Florida

(2000) Psychological Assessment Resources

Disorganization The Forgotten Executive Dysfunction in High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

(2005) Developmental Neuropsychology

Cognitive and Behavioral Profile of the Oculocerebrorenal Syndrome of Lowe

(1993) American Journal of Medical Genetics

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