29 August 2016

Agnieszka Rynkiewicz MD, MAT, PhD


Agnieszka Rynkiewicz, MD, MAT, PhD – Assistant Professor, Clinician, PhD in Psychiatry. Chair of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Lab, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rzeszow. Chair of Center for Diagnosis, Therapy and Education SPECTRUM ASC-MED, Gdansk & Rzeszow, Poland. The international, certified ADOS-2 trainer. Certified in ADOS-2, STAT™ and BOSCC. Her interest includes the neurodevelopmental disorders, sex/gender differences in autism and ICT-based solutions to the standardised instruments used in the assessment and therapy of autism.

Received her MD from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland, completed her residency training in psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Gdansk and Clinical Regional Psychiatric Hospital in Gdansk, Poland. Completed the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE/ECFMG) in USA. Holds a PhD in psychiatry from Medical University of Gdansk in Poland. Her PhD in psychiatry is on autism in females and co-occurring psychopathology. Graduated from Seattle Pacific University, USA with MAT in Special Education. Developed the Questionnaire for Autism Spectrum Conditions (Q-ASC) [Attwood, Garnett, Rynkiewicz 2011] to identify gender-sensitive profiles of autism symptomatology. Co-authored Polish adaptation of STAT™. Her work experience included: Psychiatry Departments of Medical University of Gdansk, Poland,  Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit, Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA, Brain Center for Applied Learning Research Institute, Seattle Pacific University, USA, Edmonds School District, Department of Psychiatry and Developmental, Psychotic and Geriatric Psychiatry Medical University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rzeszow, Poland. The Board Member of Autism Society of Washington, USA (2009-2010). Created math scripts to TeachTown (USA), education software for children with special needs. Developed Polish integrated Internet-based environment for social inclusion of children with autism EmotiPlay. Recipient of the ENABLE Award 2014 in UK to the developer of new ICT to support disabled learners and the Diversity Award by  International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) in 2016, USA.