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Can Theater Ditch Surprises for Compassion? Yes!

It’s no surprise that ASD children may want to experience the thrill of seeing a live performance. However, the reality of sitting quietly, not moving or talking for more than an hour, can be very difficult for children… Read More

How are guinea pigs helping ASD children?

By Louisa Revson   An article recently published in The New York Times (6/29/15) titled “Guinea Pigs Are Autistic Child’s Best Friend,” discusses a fascinating new study in which the presence of guinea pigs was found to reduce the anxiety… Read More

What prompts rage in adolescents?

ASD children who are not particularly symptomatic in early childhood may still manifest features of social isolation (difficulty with forming and maintaining relationships) as well as suffer from difficulty with transitions. This may progress through middle childhood and… Read More

Psychiatry and the ASD Child

An excerpt from Dr. Sherkow’s new book: “Psychoanalysis, having been conceived as a theory and treatment of the mind based on biological processes, allows for the perspective of seeing any child in relation to his own unique biological… Read More

Empathy and Caregivers of ASD Children

An excerpt from Dr. Sherkow’s new book: “It is our point of view that autistic symptoms, regardless of etiology, represent a final common pathway of neuronal processes that interfere with establishing adequate communication and empathy between child and… Read More

Neural Connections & the ASD Toddler

We’re excited about the  release of Dr. Sherkow’s new volume, Autism Spectrum Disorder: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience. Here is an excerpt: “With the challenge of treating children with neurobiological disorders in sharp focus, this volume explores the interacting domains… Read More

An Excerpt from The Book “Autism Spectrum Disorder”

Here 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… Read More