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Stephan M. Silverman, Ph.D.

Assessment and treatment for persons with disabilities and training for those who serve them.

Dr. Stephan M. Silverman is Director of Psychological and Behavioral Services for the Weinfeld Education Group. He is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland and a Certified School Psychologist. He is retired from a 30-year career as a School Psychologist in the Montgomery County School System (MCPS) and has maintained a private practice in Maryland since 1975. Currently, in his position with the Weinfeld Group, Dr. Silverman coordinates referrals for 9 psychologists, including 3 neuropsychologists from a wide variety of referral sources locally, nationally, and internationally. This includes referrals from contractual relationships with the Jewish Social Service Agency of Washington, DC and the Children’s Law Center. Dr. Silverman, representing the Weinfeld Group, is the principal analyst in the assessment of an eligibility instrument for services available to families of autistic children (the Autism Waiver) under contract to the Maryland State Department of Education.

Dr. Silverman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with attention deficits, learning disabilities, and low incidence developmental disorders, including autistic spectrum disorders. He specializes in working with parents of children with disabilities and children who underachieve. Dr. Silverman has also counseled young adults with disabilities in life transitions. For over 18 years, Dr. Silverman provided field-training supervisor for practicum, extern, and intern students from universities around the U.S. He has taught at the college level and has lectured to a wide group of psychologists, educators, parents, and related health providers. Dr. Silverman has provided consultative support to a wide range of educational groups and schools. He lectures frequently on Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD.

Dr. Silverman has a diverse background. He worked in a private research group investigating combat stress in American helicopter pilots during the Vietnam conflict. He also has served as a child psychologist in a developmental assessment clinic in Israel. Dr. Silverman has appeared in a popular segment on classroom management on national cable television’s “Learning Channel” as well as on local WJLA-TV “Seven on Your Side in Education”, demonstrating assistive technology techniques for the learning disabled. He was an invited guest on “Voices in the Family” with Dr. Dan Gottlieb on NPR Philadelphia’s WHYY about ADHD in 2009.

Dr. Silverman published a popular book with co-author, Rich Weinfeld, through Prufrock Press entitled “School Success for Kids with Asperger’s Syndrome” and is the lead author of “School Success for Kids with ADHD,” published in March 2009. This book was featured at the CHADD International Conference in Cleveland in 2009; and his book was featured in Attention Magazine (December 2009). Dr. Silverman is the co-author of a new book, “101 School Success Tools for Children with ADHD” (March 2010).


B.A. in Psychology – University of Maryland
M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology – Emory University

Awards / Honors / Affiliations:

– Montgomery County Public Schools Parent Teacher Student Association: Outstanding Special Educator of the Year 1997-1998
– Voting Member: County Executive’s Mental Health Advisory Committee – Montgomery County, MD (2000)
Past President – Montgomery County School Psychologists Assn.
Past President – Montgomery County Council for Exceptional Children
American Psychological Association
Association of Practicing Psychologists of Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties Maryland
National Association of School Psychologists
Maryland School Psychologists Association
Montgomery County School Psychologists Association


Dr. Silverman and Mrs. Karin K. Silverman have been married for thirty-six years and have two grown children. Dr. Silverman was a professional drummer for 20 years and served as the big band jazz drummer for the University of Maryland in 1961 and 1962 and continues to play in groups in the Washington, DC. Metro area. He is a vegetarian and has practiced meditation for 36 years, and was a delegate to the Human Unity Conference in Delhi, India in 1996.

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