Dr. Rachel Peterson

Neuropsychologist


Services: Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing


rpeterson@resnikpsychology.com

CREDENTIALS
Dr. Rachel Peterson is a Neuropsychologist and Licensed Psychologist who provides neuropsychological and psychological testing. She earned a Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology from Indiana University. Dr. Peterson completed her psychology internship training in Pediatric Neuropsychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology was completed at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Peterson is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Maryland. She holds a Master of Education in Learning Sciences from Indiana University (IU). She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Certificate in Neuroscience from IU.

MEMBERSHIP

  • Maryland Psychological Association
  • National Associate of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)

SERVICES PROVIDED: Neuropsychological evaluations, psychological evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, admissions testing

EXPERTISE:

  • ADHD and Executive Functioning Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia)
  • Congenital and Genetic Conditions
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Neurodivergence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Transition Planning
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • In-utero Exposure to Alcohol/Substances and Toxins
  • Prematurity and Low Birth Weight
  • Neurological Conditions (e.g., Stroke, Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy)

BACKGROUND
Dr. Peterson’s expertise is in the comprehensive assessment of cognitive and behavioral functions including, but not limited to intelligence, reasoning and problem solving, executive functioning, attention, learning and memory, speech and language, academic skills, perceptual and motor functioning, mood, and behavior. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Peterson’s research focuses on pediatric neurological conditions, particularly neurocognitive and functional outcomes secondary to demographic, disease, and treatment variables.

Her training in neuropsychology provides her with a depth of understanding regarding neuroanatomy, functional implications and manifestations of brain injury, and brain-behavior relationships. Dr. Peterson’s background in school psychology and special education informs her approach to the evaluation process and recommendations for intervention. She is dedicated to helping families better understand their child’s strengths and challenges, and advising them about appropriate interventions to help maximize their child’s potential.

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