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Taruna Ahluvalia, PhD, LLC

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Licensed Psychologist


Taruna Ahluvalia, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist.  She has practiced as a pediatric neuropsychologist in the DC/Baltimore region for over 12 years. Dr. Ahluvalia has expertise in evaluation of children and adolescents with autism-spectrum disorders, specific learning disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning problems, language disorders, and neurological disorders. In addition, Dr. Ahluvalia has extensive experience in the assessment of emotional functioning and personality, including projective testing.

Dr. Ahluvalia has specialized expertise in assessment of autism-spectrum disorders (ASD), including Asperger’s Disorder. She has worked with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum for over 12 years, she has served as a pediatric neuropsychologist on specialized autism teams at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC), and she has presented research on neuropsychological profiles in high-functioning ASD at national conferences.  Dr. Ahluvalia has also presented talks on high-functioning autism-spectrum disorders to state psychological and educational organizations and parent groups.

Dr. Ahluvalia holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine, and she participates in training of psychology interns at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC).  Prior to opening her private practice in Columbia, MD, Dr. Ahluvalia has served as a pediatric neuropsychologist at CNMC, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, and in a group private practice.

For a list of Dr. Ahluvalia's presentations and publications, please click here.

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