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Free Speaker Series Event: Autism Diagnosis in the Context of Neuropsychological Evaluation

Free Speaker Series Event: Autism Diagnosis in the Context of Neuropsychological Evaluation

Join us on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM for the next in our Speaker Series events: 

Autism Diagnosis in the Context of Neuropsychological Evaluation: What to Expect from a Thorough Evaluation and Interpreting Results By: Dr. Natalie Noonan, Virtual Event via Zoom

Children on the Autism Spectrum often have complex neurodevelopmental profiles. This may include a wide range of strengths and weaknesses as well as additional diagnoses such as ADHD or Learning Disabilities. A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation is an important step in characterizing each child’s unique neurodiversity so their environment is optimized for them, and intervention can be individualized. Neuropsychological reports can be long and dense. In this talk you will learn what to expect and look for in a thorough neuropsychological evaluation when Autism is a component of the referral question and how to interpret the results from the report. 

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Dr. Natalie Noonan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University, and a Doctorate in Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She completed her internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, with a focus on pediatric neuropsychology and child and family therapy. In addition, Dr. Noonan completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Bradley Hospital and the School of Medicine at Brown University, with clinical and research focus on Autism assessment and diagnosis. She worked for two years at Rhode Island Hospital as a staff neuropsychologist and Clinical Instructor at the School of Medicine at Brown University. There she provided didactics for graduate students and supervised and trained pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and medical students. She continues to conduct research at Bradley Hospital focusing on Autism treatment. Prior to opening her own practice, Dr. Noonan joined the team at Rhode Island Neuropsychological Partners and conducted assessments addressing a wide variety of referral questions. Currently, she owns a private practice located in Newton Center. She specializes in the assessment of children with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism, and learning disorders, and ADHD.