Ronald Steven Federici is often described as "the country's expert in the neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of children having multi-sensory neurodevelopmental impairments."
He is best described as a "developmental neuropsychologist," specializing in the treatment of "institutional autism" (which he also calls "post-traumatic autism," or "post-institutional autistic syndrome").
Dr. Federici is licensed by the Virginia Board, and is the holder of a Psy. D. degree.
Dr. Ronald Federici is the author of "Help for the Hopeless Child: A Guide for Families, With Special Discussion for Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child" and is the founder of Neuropsychological and Family Practice Associates, in McLean, Virginia.
He has worked with adopted children from Russia, Romania, Ukraine and Belarus. He is also the father to seven adopted children of his own.
Federici is also an outspoken opponent of dangerous practices, such as those resulting in the death of Candace Newmaker. In addition, he has also sought to provide as much assistance as possible to children living in orphanages and other institutions with deplorable conditions.