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Archive for December, 2012

Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today published an article by our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, on the recent horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT.

Dealing With Yet Another Massacre As A Parent

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Ashburn Psychological Services is pleased to announce that our psychiatrists and therapists are now seeing new and existing child and adult patients over the weekend.

Over the past few decades, one of the bona fide revolutions in mental health treatment has involved the use of modern, FDA-approved medications for certain mental disorders. A careful medication regimen under close supervision of a physician can reduce overall levels of distress, promoting a more appropriate adjustment to situational stressors, as well as facilitating improvements through psychotherapy. Medications are often combined with psychotherapy for treating mental and emotional disorders.

APS has Board Certified Child, Adolescent, Adult and Forensic psychiatrists to treat and diagnose clients for improved mental well being. APS also has the area’s leading therapists available over the weekend.

To Schedule a consultation, we invite you to call our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999.

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Dr. Jay Lucker of Ashburn Psychological Services recently published a schorarly article on auditory hypersensitivity for children with autism.

Auditory Hypersensitivity in Autism

Dr. Jay Lucker is a highly regarded speech and language and auditory processing specialist with a speciality in evaluating special needs children and teens. His professional biography is posted here for your review.

Jay R. Lucker, Ed.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA

Dr. Lucker is a certified/licensed audiologist and speech-language pathologist specializing in auditory information processing disorders (APD). Dr. Lucker is also an associate professor in the Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Howard University, Washington, DC.

Dr. Lucker has developed a unique approach to assessment and working with people who have APD that looks at the whole person and not merely the auditory system. APD is defined by him as those things that we do when we receive information through our auditory system and eventually obtain meaning from that information. His model of APD looks at eight distinct categories of the disorder and his assessment identifies the specific categories of APD not functioning normally in children, adolescents, and adults. He then provides concrete recommendations for educational and therapeutic treatment for the specific APD present.

Dr. Lucker has provided dozens of presentations on APD as well as published numerous articles and book chapters on the topic. In 2008, Dr. Lucker co-authored the book, “Don’t You Get It? Living With Auditory Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.” Dr. Lucker is involved in on-going research to help obtain a better understanding of what are APDs as well as how we assess and treat specific APDs. He is president, co-found, and chair of the board of the National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders (NCAPD, http://www.ncapd.org). He provides full diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and adults for APD and language processing problems.

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