Christine Kalchthaler, CAGS, ABSNP
Licensed School Psychologist
Diplomate, American Board of School Neuropsychology
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Founder & Owner, Child Psychological Services, LLC
I am a Licensed School Psychologist with specialty training in School Neuropsychology and a wide variety of experience in cognitive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Colorado State University (1990), a Master of Arts in School Psychology (M.A.) and a Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies (CAGS) from George Mason University (1999), and conducted Post-Graduate training in School Neuropsychology though Texas Women's University (2009). I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist with over 22 years experience working with children and families, and hold a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP).
School Neuropsychology is a specialized area of study within the broader field of School Psychology that requires post-graduate study in neuropsychological assessment and neuroanatomy. A Diplomate from the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP) represents a unique specialization in applying diagnostic tools and techniques to assess and treat school-aged children. My experience and training as a School Neuropsychologist allow me to provide the most comprehensive psychological, psychoeducational and school neuropsychological evaluations available.
I have spent the last 22 years practicing school psychology in Loudoun County, Virginia, and have a wide variety of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of Learning Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism spectrum and Aspergers Disorder), Executive Function Disorders, ADHD, Mood Disorders (Anxiety and Depression), Behavioral and Conduct Problems, and Developmental Delays. During that time, I have worked closely with teachers, parents, administrators, special educators, and other professionals to address the needs of a wide variety of students both in and out of the classroom. In my work with schools, I believe firmly in a team-based approach that supports the whole student, the family, and provides practical solutions to educators. As a former member of eligibility and child study teams in a public school setting, I have an extensive knowledge of special education law and eligibility requirements, and strive to support students, parents, and educators in maximizing the potential of every child.
Personally, I believe in fostering the development of the whole child - cognitive, social, emotional, and physical - and my philosophy emphasizes a balanced and healthy lifestyle for my clients. Through the application of research-based practices, cutting edge assessment tools, sound clinical judgment, and empathy for others, I strive to provide a positive environment for change, the learning of new skills, and personal growth.