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Ask Dr. Mike: Our Son Hates School and Doesn’t Care

2018-05-07T01:24:09+00:00

Our son is 16 and he doesn’t apply himself at school at all.  He’s smart, but he doesn’t try and isn’t motivated to do anything.  He’s pretty much been a C and D student (with some F’s) all through middle school and high school and he tells us that he “hates school” and that he “doesn’t care” when we try to help him.  Suffice it to say that we have tried everything possible, and we won’t bore you with the many years of tutors and reward charts and battles and failed promises and attempts on our part and his part.  My [...]

Ask Dr. Mike: Our Son Hates School and Doesn’t Care 2018-05-07T01:24:09+00:00

Happy Birthday iPhone: The Good and the Bad 10 Years Later

2018-11-20T00:59:54+00:00

The iPhone is 10 years old this week, and it’s truly amazing how it (and smartphones in general) has revolutionized the way we function as a society and in so many positive ways — having instant access to information, increasing ways to communicate in real time, having multiple applications in the palm of your hand (e.g., a GPS system, a camera, etc.).  But the rise of mobile devices over the past 10 years has curiously coincided with the rise of some concerning problems. Smartphone overuse can actually lead to problematic behaviors and symptoms that are consistent with substance use disorders or [...]

Happy Birthday iPhone: The Good and the Bad 10 Years Later 2018-11-20T00:59:54+00:00

Executive Functioning Tutor Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

2018-11-20T01:07:56+00:00

Dr. Katherine Armstrong met with Dr. Amy Gordon and Dr. Michael Oberschneider at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss her services.  Clinicians at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services have referred several clients to Dr. Armstrong with great success.  Dr. Armstrong is an outstanding tutor who works very well with children and teens with ADHD and other types of struggles.  Dr. Armstrong's biography and contact information is posted below for review and consideration. Biography Since graduating from Davidson College and completing her PhD at Emory University, Dr. Katherine McVane Armstrong has worked as a study skills coach for students with ADD/ADHD, [...]

Executive Functioning Tutor Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services 2018-11-20T01:07:56+00:00

Ashburn Psychological Services Psychoeducational Testing

2018-11-20T13:51:52+00:00

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by educators is how best to teach students who present with difficulty learning. Even gifted children often possess an uneven set of cognitive abilities, which in turn could negatively affect learning and academic performance. Obtaining a profile of a student’s learning strengths and weaknesses through professional assessment is essential to understand how best to teach such a student and to determine appropriate interventions, accommodations and/or school or classroom placement. Psychoeducational testing evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s abilties, learning style and educational achievement. Through Psychoeducational testing Reading, Writing and Mathematics Disorders are [...]

Ashburn Psychological Services Psychoeducational Testing 2018-11-20T13:51:52+00:00

Asperger’s Disorder, Autism, ADHD and Anxiety Social Skills Groups Now Forming

2018-11-21T02:08:07+00:00

With our children and teens back to school, Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is presently accepting applications for our next series of social skills groups. Our social skills group programs are run by highly credentialed psychologists, are small and are tailored to the individual needs of each child or teen (e.g., age, level of functioning, diagnosis, etc.) of the client. If your child or teen is struggling and has Autism, Asperger's Disorder, or Anxiety, we invite you to call our office manager, Ms. Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999 or contact her by email at info@ashburnpsych.com. We at APS look forward to [...]

Asperger’s Disorder, Autism, ADHD and Anxiety Social Skills Groups Now Forming 2018-11-21T02:08:07+00:00

Carla O’Brien "Coach Carla" Visits Ashburn Psychological Services

2018-11-21T02:17:03+00:00

ADHD and Life Coach, Ms. Carla O'Brien "Coach Carla," recently visited with our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, to discuss the ways in which their two practices can work together more closely in supporting Loudoun County children, teens and adults with ADHD, Autism and Asperger's Disorder. Coach Carla offers a unique combination of supports and strategies, including equine assisted coaching. For certain individuals, working with horses has proven to be a very effective approach for improving emotional and behavioral regulation, empathy, self-esteem and social skills. Below is an excerpt on equine coaching from Coach Carla's Website: Equine Facilitated Coaching for people living [...]

Carla O’Brien "Coach Carla" Visits Ashburn Psychological Services 2018-11-21T02:17:03+00:00

John Whitbeck Special Education Attorney Meeting

2018-11-21T02:41:38+00:00

Attorney, John Whitbeck, and fellow attorney, Kristin Quirk, met with Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services team members to discuss their special education law practice in Loudoun County. Mr. Whitbeck is a highly regarded Northern Virginia attorney who is now offering special education law services through his Leesburg practice, Whitbeck and Cisneros, P.C., and in coordination with his associates. Mr. Whitbeck and his team are offering special education advocacy and legal representation to Northern Virginia families in need. Students with learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia, math, writing), neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Asperger's) and emotional and behavioral struggles may benefit from the assistance [...]

John Whitbeck Special Education Attorney Meeting 2018-11-21T02:41:38+00:00

Psychoeducational Testing Ashburn, VA

2018-11-21T04:17:28+00:00

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by educators is how best to teach students who present with difficulty learning. Even gifted children often possess an uneven set of cognitive abilities, which in turn could negatively affect learning and academic performance. Obtaining a profile of a student's learning strengths and weaknesses through professional assessment is essential to understand how best to teach such a student and to determine appropriate interventions, accommodations and/or school or classroom placement. Psychoeducational testing evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a student's abilties, learning style and educational achievement. Through Psychoeducational testing Reading, Writing and Mathematics Disorders are [...]

Psychoeducational Testing Ashburn, VA 2018-11-21T04:17:28+00:00

Summer ADD and ADHD Evaluations and Treatments

2012-06-20T11:49:39+00:00

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for child, adolescent and adult ADD and ADHD. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist's or psychologist's. Neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as ADD and ADHD can look like other conditions and vice versa -- anxiety, depression, learning disorders, auditory processing disorder, and other developmental conditions. Diagnostic testing is sometimes required for private or public school placement and instruction. Treatment is then individualized to the care and needs of [...]

Summer ADD and ADHD Evaluations and Treatments 2012-06-20T11:49:39+00:00

ADD and ADHD Evaluation and Treatment at Ashburn Psychological Services

2011-12-13T20:34:10+00:00

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for child, adolescent and adult ADD and ADHD. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist's or psychologist's. Neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as ADD and ADHD can look like other conditions and vice versa -- anxiety, depression, learning disorders, auditory processing disorder, and other developmental conditions. Diagnostic testing is sometimes required for private or public school placement and instruction. Treatment is then individualized to the care and needs of [...]

ADD and ADHD Evaluation and Treatment at Ashburn Psychological Services 2011-12-13T20:34:10+00:00