New York City behavioral therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders, with pharmacology support – Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Asperger’s Syndrome and disorders on the Autism Spectrum are Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) characterized by impaired social interaction, abnormal speech patterns, motor skill issues, and obsessive interests. Dr. Amanda Itzkoff provides compassionate behavioral therapy to adolescents and adults with autism. She is sensitive to the complex communication challenges of those with an Autism diagnosis and is particularly skilled in modifying Autism therapy and Asperger’s therapy to the unique needs and comfort level of each patient.
Dr. Itzkoff is highly trained in providing multi-layer care to those with Autism Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder. By supporting her patients’ interests and appreciating their social and emotional constraints, Dr. Itzkoff establishes connections and works toward the best possible Autism therapies and medications. Behavior modification strategies can improve social interaction and coping skills, while cognitive therapy can help patients understand their emotions. Pharmacology support may include autism medication to manage hyperactivity and inattention, anxiety, irritability or aggression, and impulsive or compulsive behaviors.
Dr. Itzkoff will expertly diagnose each contributing condition to a patient’s Autism Spectrum Disorder, helping them and their families co-manage symptoms of:
- Depression and mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Both Autism and Asperger’s are lifelong conditions. Dr. Itzkoff can ease the transition from adolescence to adulthood by adjusting therapy and medication to help Autistic adults and teens face new challenges and demands. She is easily accessible and compassionately lends support and education to the parents of those with Asperger’s Disorder and Autism Disorder.
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