Welcome to The Sherkow Center for Child Development


The Sherkow Center for Child Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder is a not-for-profit organization formed to provide education, treatment, and research in the area of developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. Our goal is to help all children on the spectrum achieve their optimal potential by using our psychoanalytic understanding of development, incorporating the most current neurobiological findings about the plasticity of the brain.


The Sherkow Center Vision

We advocate for bringing an individualized, psychodynamic intervention to the treatment plan for every child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay.  

We believe integrating a psychoanalytic approach with a neurodevelopmental perspective optimizes

  • Behavioral and developmental growth

  • Emotional communication

  • Genuine social connections

We believe in the importance of parent-child bonds.

We believe in understanding each child’s unique story.

Relationships are at the core of our approach.

Read about The Sherkow Center and our unique approach!

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About Susan Sherkow m.D.

Susan P. Sherkow, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at BPI, a Supervising Child and Adolescent Analyst at NYPSI, and on the faculties of Mt. Sinai and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Founder of the not-for- profit Sherkow Center for Child Development and Autism Spectrum Disorder, she has presented and published extensively on the application of psychoanalytic developmental theory to the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with ASD, including a TEDx Talk and co-authorship of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience.

Dr. Sherkow’s TEDx Talk

Dr. Sherkow summarizes her approach to understanding and working with the behaviors and social difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Spark: A Psycho-Social Skills group

Join us after school every Wednesday for our unique mentoring program: enroll your child today, or volunteer as a Spark Mentor!