Dr. Sarah Towne has been licensed in Maryland (License #: 04834) since July 2010. In terms of training, she received her doctoral degree in 2008 from Argosy University in Arlington, Virginia. Her clinical training included coursework in therapies and assessment, with a specific focus on children and families. Her clinical experiences included an externship at in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center, a one-year internship at the Watson Institute in Sewickley, Pennsylvania specializing in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and a two-year post-doctoral residency at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
In the first year of her post-doctoral residency program, she engaged in specialized training in the neuropsychology department conducting psychological assessments for learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, intellectual disability, and mood/anxiety related issues for children and young adults (ages 4-21). In her second year of residency, she trained at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Program and became proficient in the administration and interpretation of assessment measures often utilized with young children with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Bayley Scales 3rd Edition, Differential Abilities Scales (DAS), and Vineland Adaptive Scales, 2nd Edition.
In her work here at TLC, Dr. Towne conducts psychoeducational and developmental evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults with learning, attentional, and social difficulties. She also sees children, adolescents, and young adults for counseling. Dr. Towne has taught graduate level course work at The Chicago School in Washington, DC, instructing doctoral candidates in the areas of intellectual assessment and developmental disabilities, and is currently the primary supervisor for our graduate externship program.