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About Dr. Ross-Kidder

I am  a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in helping children and adolescents. I am also a licensed school psychologist specializing in helping parents and students navigate the education maze.

In addition to being a a faculty member of the Department of Psychology of The George Washington University for over 30 years, the former Director of LDonline, and a consultant to the National Institute for Literacy and the GED Testing Service, I have presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of understanding learning disabilities, ADHD, and providing accommodations to students and adults with disabilities. 



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Undergraduate degree and graduate work
George Mason University, Masters, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
George Washington University, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology

Related Past Work Experiences:

  • Public high school teacher
  • Model teacher and supervisor of student teachers, University of Michigan Laboratory School- Middle School
  • Supervised training Children's National Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, D.C.
  • Psychologist doing assessment for psychiatrists specializing in the needs of children and adolescents- 15 years.
  • School Psychologist- Fairfax County Virginia Public Schools
  • Developed GED training model for state directors of education on Accommodating Accommodations for students with LD, ADHD, emotional disabilities
  • Nationwide trainer on disabilities and need to accommodate under 504, IDEA and ADA for GED to education directors;
  • Former director LD Online, WETA, Washington DC.  Wrote content and newsletters, answered questions at Ask LDOnlime from parents and professionals world wide
  • Consultant to the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL), Bridges to Practice Training model;
  • Psychologist residential psychiatric program for emotional disturbed children due to physical and sexual abuse;
  • Adjunct faculty:  Georgetown University, Mary Washington University, George Mason University, Marymount University

Professional Memberships

Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates (COPAA)
Learning Disabilities of America Association
Virginia Psychological Association


I am not an attorney.  I strive to provide accurate and current information on this Website and within the newsletters.  This information should not be construed as legal advice.  As an advocate I can help you work to obtain needed services within the educational maze, advocate on behalf of your child, help you know how to file complaints and requests for a due process hearing.  I cannot, however, represent you as an attorney. If legal services are needed I will help you by referring you to lawyers who specialize in helping parents and students with special education or other educational needs.  An excellent source for such lawyers in your area is the COPAA Website.  


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