Therapists Specializing in Developmental Disorders in New York
Developmental disorders are a diverse group of long-term conditions that begin in early childhood. Children may have difficulties with learning, communication, mobility, or behavior, which can affect a child’s ability to participate in personal, social, or academic areas of life. The features of each developmental disorder are different, but most are characterized by a delay in reaching expected developmental milestones.
The assessment and diagnosis of developmental disorders is a specialized field, and it typically involves a team of health professionals, including pediatricians, child psychologists or psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and speech pathologists. Treatment plans tend to involve a combination of medical care, skills training for children and parents, therapy sessions, and other supports. Therapy is usually highly structured and aims to help individuals improve their coping and function at their best. Working with a therapist individually or with the whole family can provide emotional support to parents and caregivers, as well as provide the opportunity to help them learn how to best support their child.
Find therapists in New York who specialize in developmental disorders below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!