About Us

Welcome to our practice, where Drs. Ronald S. Federici and David A. Shostak combine their extensive expertise to provide unparalleled services in developmental neuropsychology and clinical psychology. With a shared passion for helping children, adolescents, and their families overcome complex challenges, our doctors offer a comprehensive range of assessments, treatments, and consultations to cater to the unique needs of each client.

Decades of experience

DR. RONALD S. FEDERICI, PSY.d., clinical neuropsychologist,ABN, ABMP, FPPR

  • CEO-Care for Children International, Inc.
  • Board Certified Clinical-Developmental Neuropsychologist
  • Diplomate-American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN)
  • Diplomate-American Board of Medical Psychotherapists (ABMPP)
  • Fellow – Advanced Clinical Psychopharmacology (FACAAP)
  • Fellow – American College of Professional Neuropsychology
  • Senior Fellow-National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Diplomate-American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA)

Dr. Ronald Federici is regarded as the country’s expert in the neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of children having multi-sensory neurodevelopmental impairments, particularly children who have been adopted, both domestically and internationally. Dr. Federici is called upon to evaluate and treat the most complex cases (typically “second opinion and end of the road cases”) and has an international following. Additionally, Dr. Federici lectures and trains nationally and internationally, and is an accomplished author of his principle book entitled “Help for the Hopeless Child: A Guide for Families (With Special Discussion for Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child), Second Edition”, in addition to multiple professional publications. Dr. Federici has worked abroad in institutional settings for over a decade, and leads a team of international adoption medicine experts with goals in comprehensive evaluation and de-institutionalization programs. Dr. Federici provides training, educational work shops and supervision in the areas of severe developmental disorders and raising the post-institutionalized child. He has appeared on multiple television shows, and has been the focus of numerous publications regarding complex children with severe developmental and emotional disorders.

Dr Federici newest book : The Family Intervention Program, is a comprehensive assessment and family intervention program that has been widely acclaimed to work with the most complex, out-of-control and challenging children. The innovative ” Family Intensive Training” is all ” in-home based”, and is taught to families following comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations.

Decades of experience

David A. Shostak, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Shostak received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia in 1977. He was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland from 1977 to 1978. He was licensed as a clinical psychologist in the State of Virginia in 1980 and has maintained his license continuously throughout his 43 years as a licensed clinical practitioner.


He has administered over 2,900 psychological and/or neuropsychological evaluations in the course of his professional experience on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. He has rendered neuropsychological and psychological consultations to a number of hospital settings, including the Inova-Fairfax Hospital, the Arlington Hospital (since renamed the Virginia Hospital Center) the Inova-Alexandria Hospital, the Mount Vernon Hospital/Rehabilitation Center and the Dominion Hospital. He was invited to deliver formal grand rounds presentations at the Dominion Hospital, at the Children’s Hospital in Washington DC and at the Inova-Fairfax Hospital.

He has taught undergraduate courses in developmental psychology and clinical psychological assessment at the undergraduate and graduate level at the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has provided testimony as an expert witness in over 150 legal cases in the courts in Fairfax County, City of Alexandria, Loudon County, Warren County, Rockingham County and Prince William County Virginia. He has testified in the Federal District Court (Southwest District of Virginia in Roanoke) in cases involving criminal and civil matters.

He has worked with a broad network of professionals over the years, including members of the behavioral health community, members of various medical specialties and members of the legal community as well.

In addition to psychological and neuropsychological assessments, he has seen a broad spectrum of children, adolescents and adults for treatment intervention.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate, evidence-based, and personalized services to children, adolescents, and their families facing complex developmental, psychological, and legal challenges. We are dedicated to empowering our clients by offering comprehensive assessments, effective treatments, and expert guidance, while advocating for the well-being of every child and family we serve.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become a leading practice in the field of developmental neuropsychology and clinical psychology, recognized for our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and collaboration. We strive to create a supportive environment where children, adolescents, and families can achieve their full potential, overcome obstacles, and lead fulfilling lives. By fostering strong partnerships with legal professionals and other stakeholders, we aim to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of those we serve and the communities in which we work.

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Manassas, VA

(703) 830-6052