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Daniela Montalto, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Clinical Director, Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement
Daniela Montalto, PhD

Specialty Areas: Learning Disorders; Neuropsychological and Educational Testing; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); Family/Couples Therapy; Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Office Location: Manhattan

Daniela Montalto, PhD, is the clinical director of the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement and a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. She provides neuropsychological, psychological and educational assessments to children, adolescents and adults with learning disorders, psychiatric conditions and various neurological complications that affect learning and cognitive functioning. She also helps families navigate educational systems and determine appropriate school placements, accommodations and supports. In addition to assessment, Dr. Montalto is trained in individual and family cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and behavioral parent training.

Dr. Montalto earned her doctoral degree in applied developmental psychology from Fordham University. She earned her master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College. Dr. Montalto completed her clinical pre-doctoral internship at the Child Study Center at NYULMC, where she served as project coordinator for the NYU-St. Christopher's Pathways to Families Program. She also completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuroscience at the Child Study Center.

Dr. Montalto is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for Research on Adolescence and the Society for Prevention Research. She was a "Putting Children First Public Policy Fellow" at Columbia University and the William T. Grant Foundation.