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Rebecca Resnik, PsyD  
Female
Bethesda, MD

Specialties: ADHD, dyslexia, developmental delays

Interests: Developmental Disabilities
MindWell Clinical Psychology
Bethesda Office
301-581-1120
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My Posts
Mar 25, 2014 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 1
Hello, A neurologist is probably not going to be your best bet unless you have had significant head injuries (those with loss of consciousness or symptoms such as vomiting, blurred vision, and disorientation), or suspected seizures. Brain scans are very useful for finding organic conditions like tumors or lesions, but are not as useful for making diagnoses ...
Feb 18, 2014 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 3
Hello, Lying is a fairly common behavior in young children. Typically, children lie to avoid disappointing adults or to avoid punishment. Sometimes there will be lying for attention or to try to get some extra TLC from adults. In your daughter's case, however, it does sound like her behavior is beyond the sorts of typical lies children tell. It is possib...
Oct 13, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 2
Hello Sara, I've always heard that physicians have to have OCD and ADHD to survive your training! As a non-prescriber, I can provide some education about medications but not specific treatment advice. Given that you are more complex than is probably a good fit for your PCP, I would recommend you consult a psychiatrist. I know a lot of individuals who ...
Oct 10, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 1
Hello, Since I do not know what measures your psychologist used or what the scores were, its hard for me to say much about what the results will mean for you and your child. It is the responsibility of your psychologist to help you understand your child's needs and what you should do to help him or her. From what your question says, it sounds like you ...
Sep 17, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 1
Hello, you should visit your primary care physician as soon as you can. The symptoms you are describing could be something serious and its important to get any medical cause identified quickly. Good luck! Rebecca Resnik Disclaimer: The information in this post is intended for educational purposes only. It is never intended to replace face to face medical...
Sep 10, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 2
Hey there-- I don't blame you for being worried about this, it sounds like a real problem. There's several things that could be going on. One possibility is that you have developed an anxiety related stutter or temporary tic. It could also be that anxiety is making it hard to concentrate and express your thoughts. Being 14 is quite stressful--its a...
Jul 27, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 3
Dyslexia can be diagnosed by a psychologist, school psychologist or doctor of education. Testing should include measures to assess IQ, attention, language, memory, letter recognition, phonological processing, site word, decoding, and comprehension. I have articles posted if you click my medhelp profile on how to 'shop' for a quality evaluation. Most...
Jul 27, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 1
Hi April, If you are seeing any indications that your daughter is not developing as she should, or even if you feel a nagging sense that something is not right, get some professional help. The first stop should always be the pediatrician, however, not all pediatricians have the time in their 15 min appts to do much to evaluate a child. While some pediatricia...
Jul 23, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 3
Hello, The rushing reading and impatience with having to struggle to read are common among kids with ADHD. Many kids with NVLD are good at reading words, but struggle to comprehend, particularly when they need to make inferences about what they are reading. If she is reading regularly, that is very good, and you can keep her reading what she likes. If you co...
Jun 27, 2013 in the Learning Disabilities Expert Forum - 1
Hello, You are not alone in this dispute with your child's father. Issues like medication, tutoring, therapies are almost always of concern in contentious co-parenting arrangements. Sometimes these arguments over treatments can lead families back to court, but clearly the best option is to work it out together whenever possible. The decision to med...