Dr. Amy Young is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the neurodevelopmental evaluation and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-aged children. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Chicago, IL, with a focus on child and adolescent development. She furthered her training through a clinical internship in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Prior to joining KidsLink, Dr. Young was a psychologist in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. She conducted research related to autism spectrum disorders and provided a range of clinical services to children presenting with complex medical, genetic, and developmental needs. She also served as the staff psychologist for Boston Children’s Hospital’s Down Syndrome Program, where she conducted comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, behavioral consultation, treatment, and parent training.
Dr. Young has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in multidisciplinary settings including primary care clinics, hospitals, and schools. She specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, disruptive behaviors, ADHD, and social-emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression. In her clinical work, Dr. Young works closely with parents to help them best support their child’s development and utilizes an evidence-based approach to intervention including cognitive-behavioral therapy. She also has expertise assessing and treating pediatric feeding disorders using a behavioral approach.
Dr. Young is thrilled to return home to Northeast Ohio and serve the children and families at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.