A Place To Be Music Therapy Center from Middleburg, VA, presented to Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, and Dr Andrea Lee on Thursday January 16th sharing all the wonderful things that are happening there! A Place To Be’s Mission is to help people face, navigate, and overcome life’s challenges through the therapeutic arts. The doctor’s saw videos of Music Therapy in action, with stories about things like how they helped a young man with a traumatic brain injury relearn to speak, play instruments and even sing and perform! They saw videos of autistic kids making better connections, [...]
Dr. Deep Sran and Ms. Susan Talbott of Loudoun School for the Gifted (LSG) met with Dr. Oberschneider, Dr. Lee and Dr. Wong of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss the school's mission and growth. At the meeting, Dr. Sran, the Founder of LSG, shared many of his innovative and creative ideas regarding education and academic growth and the ways in which he implements those ideas at LSG. He has a very unique and respectful approach to education that has led to successful outcomes for many of his students and graduates. Ms. Talbott has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and her passion for her school, as well as [...]
Ms. Jennifer Sexton of Virginia Home Based Counseling met with Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Maggie Avedisian, Dr.Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss ways in which the two groups could work together more closely to support Northern Virginia families in need. Virginia Home Based Counseling is a State Licensed Intensive In-Home Service program that provides therapeutic intervention to families with children who are at risk for an out of home placement due to the child's mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. Intensive in-home services are an effective way to address the situation [...]
Ms. Noreine Filipkowski of Cumberland Hospital met with Dr. Maggie Avedisian, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider to discuss ways in which the two agencies can work together better to support Virginia children and adolescents with significant medical and physical disabilities, injuries and/or lifelong illnesses. To learn more about Cumberland Hospital's in-patient and residential facilities, we invite you to visit them at: www.cumberlandhospital.com or at (800) 368-3472.
Developmental testing examines and analyzes what an infant or toddler can and cannot do using a standardized set of questions, procedures and methods. The results of these inquiries can be quantified. This information helps parents and clinicians understand how a child compares to a population of children who are developing normally and points to developmental domains that need intervention. As children develop, some may demonstrate social, communication and problem solving skills at a slower or inconsistent rate, which in turn, impedes their development. Developmental testing will serve to identify if a child is experiencing within normal range weaknesses or more pervasive [...]
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 [...]
This is an excellent time of year to have your child or adolescent assessed and tested for learning struggles in math, reading and/or writing, as well as developmental, speech and language, auditory processing, behavioral or emotional concerns. It's still Summer so your child's stress level is lower than it likely would be during the school year. Moreover, having your parental concerns addressed and your child's struggles fulling identified now will put you well ahead of the curve for a successful school year. There are various types of testing to consider: Neuropsychological Testing Developmental Testing ADHD Testing Math Testing Reading Testing Writing [...]
Mr. Stuart Ritchie, a reprsentative of Pamlab, provided a presentation on Deplin at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Deplin is a L-Methlyfolate, which is currently being used by many psychiatrists in combination with antipressants to treat Major Depressive Disorder. Research on Deplin has shown positive results as an adjunctive medication in the treatment of depression. Dr. Imram Akram, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon and Dr. Maggie Avedisian of the team hosted Mr. Ritchie for his informative presentation. Christine Kutt, our office manager, and Ivy Hunter, our Marketing Manager, were also present.
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 [...]
Mr. Daniel Parrish of Accupuncture and the Healing Arts met with Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr.Margart Wong, Dr. Michael Oberschneider and Ms. Christine Kutt of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discusses the uses of accupuncture and herbology in treating certain conditions. The talk illuminated the ways in which Eastern approaches to treatment can compliment Western approaches. To learn more about Mr. Parrish, please visit: http://www.ahacenter.info/main.html . You can also contact Mr. Parrish directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: (703) 777-6653.