As 2015 comes to a close, we count ourselves grateful that we were able schedule an adult assessment and family transition planning session with you last spring.  Dr. Federici, you truly are one of a kind – intelligent, insightful, knowledgeable, sensitive, encouraging, supportive, candid, and engaging.   All three of us left your office filled with renewed hope about Ali’s future and a roadmap for achieving her goal of living a productive, rewarding and fully independent adult life.  Life is filled with twists and turns, unexpected bumps in the road and redirections, so while Ali’s journey and plans have not yet come to fruition as envisioned, she has found new sources of fulfillment, and a possible new career goal, through her volunteer work.  The fact that she is happy and more self-confident and assertive makes us, her parents, very happy.  Ali was a very challenging child who has blossomed into a lovely young woman with so much to offer the world.  We believe that, thanks to your assistance, Ali will eventually have the life of all of our dreams.

We’ll keep you updated as things progress.

Warmest regards,

” Dr Federici’s International Emmy Award Winning Film about his Adopted Children’s return to return to Romania and the Tragedy of ” Romanian Institutions “

It has been four years since the Peterjohn family travelled across the country to visit you at your Virginia office in May, 2011. At that time it had been eight years since Marilyn and I had returned from Russia, bringing our adopted children, Christina and Alex, with us.

At that time, Christina was 11 years old and her younger brother Alex was nine years old. We were a family that was struggling with the problems that Christina was having. We had taken Christina to every resource that our community provides. There were aspects of Christina’s development that were difficult to explain.

So, what has happened since our trip to your office? Christina is now 15 years old. She will graduate from the middle school this week and enter high school in the fall. She is enthusiastic about school and gets up each morning ready to go…and even makes the coffee!

Your evaluation of Christina has been the foundation document that we have been using. Your diagnosis of institutional autism, fetal alcohol, etc, has provided us with the starting point that Christina’s teachers have been using since her evaluation at your office.

Christina still lags behind her peers in a number of development milestones, but she is now a hard working, pleasant, and loving young lady. She loves her pets, enjoys drawing , and reading. She rides her bike, swims, participates our church youth group and talks on the phone like any other teenager.

At her middle school, Christina went out for the cross country team this year. She ended up earning medals in every race but one. In her last meet of the season she was running against roughly 130 8th grade girls in the all city cross country championship. She had consistently improved her performance all season and managed to finish 11th in the city! The positive impact of this for Christina was immense. Her teammates awarded her the “heart of the team,” award at the end of the season. She was even asked by the coach to speak at a school assembly because she was the only special education student to participate in a sport that was not a Special Olympics sport. The Coach used her as an example of how children/people with challenges can overcome and succeed!

While her academic skills have grown, she is still behind her peers. She is reading at about a 5th grade level. She works with technology and has been moved up in her math class. She taught herself cursive writing last summer!

The roadmap that you gave us for helping Christina has been a foundation for everything that has followed. Your evaluation was a turning point for us. Thank you from all of us.

If you need any assistance in the challenges you are facing with internet calumny, please let me assure you that the Peterjohn family in Kansas will stand with you.

HI DR FEDERICI
DAVID IS DOING GREAT. HE HAS HIS MOMENTS BUT HE IS LISTENING AND FOCUSING BETTER. ON MONDAY I AM MEETING WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL TO SEE IF WE CAN BYPASS THE WAITING LIST. AS WELL I AM SPEAKING WITH POTENTIAL ABA THERAPIST RECOMMENDED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD. DO YOU WANT TO SEE US IN MARCH. IF SO, DAVID HAS SCHOOL BREAK THE WEEK OF MARCH 5. LETS US KNOW. DR FFEDERICI IT IS GREAT HAVING A SON NOW INSTEAD OF

Hi Dr. Federici and Nadya, We wanted to follow up with you and inform you on how our son, Sam , is doing. We had met with both of you back around May 2007. Dr. Federici, after all your testing, your conclusion was that Sam had depression and you recommended that we put him a low dosage of an anti-depressant. Well we finally found a child psychiatrist in New Jersey which was no easy task. We showed her your report and she acceded to prescribe a very low dosage of Prozac, which she recommended.

Well we are so happy to tell you that is exactly what Sam needed. He is a completely different boy now. He’s generally happy and acts like a normal boy. His self esteem has markedly increased and it has had an incredibly positive impact on the whole family!

We are still working on bonding issues, but after dealing with four years of his depression, we feel the bonding will come in time. We are trying to incorporate some of Nadya’s recommendations regarding this issue.

We do thank the Lord that he is doing so much better now.

Thank you and may you continue to assist so many families that are in such difficult situations.

God Bless,

Dear Dr. Federici, We really enjoyed the opportunity to work with you and we both sensed a genuine desire on your part to help children. What you do for children and their families is amazing and your strength of character and knowledge was truly apparent throughout our visit. Your perspectives on parenting Andrew were insightful and we can clearly see benefits in the short period of time we have tried to implement the techniques. In a sense, the methods you taught are liberating in that we now understand that it is not necessary to constantly cater to Andrew’s wants and needs. Best Regards,

HI DR FEDERICI
DAVID IS DOING GREAT. HE HAS HIS MOMENTS BUT HE IS LISTENING AND FOCUSING BETTER. ON MONDAY I AM MEETING WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL TO SEE IF WE CAN BYPASS THE WAITING LIST. AS WELL I AM SPEAKING WITH POTENTIAL ABA THERAPIST RECOMMENDED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD. DO YOU WANT TO SEE US IN MARCH. IF SO, DAVID HAS SCHOOL BREAK THE WEEK OF MARCH 5. LETS US KNOW. DR FFEDERICI IT IS GREAT HAVING A SON NOW INSTEAD OF

Dr. Ron: We want to tell you that Dane continues to excel all around since we completed the “program” featured on “DateLine NBC” over 4 years now. NO MORE rages and uncontrollable episodes! Never a dull moment at our house! On a happy note, the kids are doing great!!! Megan is making A’s in her honors college program and enjoying her new apartment and roommates nearby. Dane is a speedy cross country runner (carrying the team’s first place trophy) on the JV team at his new high school. Both love us at this point in time, Praise God!!! Our family is blessed and has been restored thru so much.

Dear Dr. Federici, Four years ago I contacted you about my then 9 year old son, Joshua. Although I had to modify your program due to Josh being my foster son at that time, your program still worked. Josh is now happy & healthy and learning to enjoy life after being abused and neglected for the first 8 1/2 years before he came ‘home’ to us. He still suffers permanent brain damage (FAS/E) but he is completely mainstreamed now and last quarter he made the honor roll! And today Josh won three out of his four of his wrestling matches and won 2nd place in his division! Not bad for a kid I was told may never heal who used to bite me, kick me, spit on me and try to kick the windows out of the van. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Again, I can’t thank you enough for helping us save Josh. I need another miracle now to save Justin. Thank you so much for helping our family, again.

Just a note to say that Mihaela is doing really well since we started Sensory Processing Therapy and implemented all your recommendations. We have been in therapy for almost a year and the change in her is unbelievable. Can you tell me is Sensory Processing something that needs to be continued for a long time with children from Romania? I am sure that it depends on the child. What books can you recommend on the treatment at home for SPI? We have also seen an endocrinologist for her as well. I don’t know what we would have done without your help with Mihaela. You have been a life saver to us Dr. Federici and I just want to tell you THANKS!

Dr. Federici: On behalf of Debbie and myself and especially little Miss Kelly, thank you not only for attending today’s meeting but for using your expertise to make the meeting a done deal in our favor before it even started. Today was the polar opposite of the meeting 3 months ago, which was a done deal against us before it even started, and the chair of the meeting was even condescending and rude, refusing to even consider your test results. But when the meeting started today I sensed a change in attitude within the first five minutes. The “educational establishment” was in our corner after looking at the data and wanted to work with us “in good faith,” as they put it. As I told Debbie after today’s meeting, when the odds are stacked against you, it is time to bring in superior firepower: Dr. Ronald Federici. Cordially,

Dr. Federici, I was very moved by the Episode of Dateline “Saving Dane” I think your program is wonderful, and I can’t tell you how wonderful I think Dane’s parents are. I can only hope that all parents would be so patient with there children. They were amazing. Please if you are still in contact with them. They did a wonderful job on Dane. I couldn’t get over what a happy little boy he was towards the end of the show. I’m just hoping that his road has gotten easier and that he is just as happy if not happier these day . . . .

My name is Allison, i’m from Tracy, California and I was very moved by this story.