Dr. DiScalfani has been working with children, adolescents and adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties for over ten years. He received his Ph.D. from Hofstra University in combined Clinical and School psychology where he specialized in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Phobias and Depression in adults.
Dr. DiScalfani went on to receive specialized training from the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta Georgia, which is an affiliate of Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is one of three National Institute of Health’s Autism Centers for Excellence. There, he received specialized training in parent training, severe behavior disorders treating aggression, self-injury, pica, and other sever behaviors. Dr. DiScalfani also received specialized training in feeding disorders which may include food refusal or severe food selectivity by type or texture.
Currently, in addition to his private clinical work with adults and children, Dr. DiScalfani is a NYS Certified School Psychologist at a special education school on Long Island helping children and families reach their full potential in the public education system. This allows him to remain well versed in current education law as well as the NYS Regulations for special education. Dr. DiScalfani often serves as a parent advocate to ensure students obtain the services they need for success from their school districts.