An Excerpt from The Book “Autism Spectrum Disorder”

girl_at_parkHere is the inaugural post to the “On Autism” blog, excerpted from Dr. Sherkow’s book  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience:

“… optimizing parent-child interactions plays a major role in successful early intervention and, with early diagnosis and treatment, perhaps even prevention… While neurobiology informs us about the workings of the brain, a psychodynamic understanding of development can open a window to the inner world of the ASD child. Understanding the dynamic interplay between biological and psychological processes in autism is of utmost importance in the development of vital interdisciplinary collaboration in ASD research and treatment.”


Promoting the optimal development of children and adolescents through services and education is the mission of the Sherkow Center.

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