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 [...]
Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Jay Lucker and Dr. Michael Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services had the pleasure to present at the Arc of Prince Wiliam County's Circle of Support Conference on November 15. The conference was for families of children with special needs and the professionals who work with them. Dr. Wong presented on the most recent advances in diagnostic assessment and treatment for autism. Dr. Lucker presented on the most recent advances in speech and language and auditory processing concerns for children on the autistic spectrum. Dr. Oberschneider's presentation for parents addressed the important but neglected topic of how to [...]
Cogmed Working Memory Training is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is certified to administer Cogmed's innovative training solutions to help you and your family. Cogmed combines cognitive neuroscience with an innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits to its users. The program challenges the user's working memory capacity. The computerized, cognitive exercises are designed by neuroscientists to target this key cognitive function that has been proven to be fundamental to executive function and attention. The details of the exercise design allow the program [...]
Washingtonian Magazine "Top Psychologist" Nod for Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Congratulations to Dr. Michael Oberschneider for being recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as “Top Psychologist” in the greater DC area. The Washingtonian surveyed 1500 psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers in the DC area to recommend one or two specialists, in a variety of areas, to whom they would send a family member for care. Dr. Oberschneider received the nod for his work with children and teens. Dr. Oberschneider is the only clinical psychologist in Loudoun County to receive the Top Psychologist recognitions from The Washingtonian Magazine.