About Dr. Wikstrom

Dr. Pia Wikstrom is a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Developmental Psychologist with more than twenty years of experience and a successful, well-respected private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Dr. Wikstrom is New York State licensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified. She holds a Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Psychology. Dr. Wikstrom's special interests include development and interaction of play, language, attention, and emotional functioning. Her findings and observations continuously inform her clinical work. Dr. Wikstrom is bilingual, fluent in both English and Swedish.


Approach to Treatment

Dr. Wikstrom emphasizes treatment of identified areas of difficulties in relation to the whole child. Parent participation is a crucial component of the therapeutic process. Treatment methods include various techniques to address targeted issues, including those embraced in language and speech therapy, DIR Floortime play therapy, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, mindfulness training, and intensive auditory processing training. The auditory processing treatment includes using the Fast Forword software.