How professionals can help families
Can a counselor help our family?Many children can greatly benefit from counseling services. Counselors will work the parent to develop practical, real-world solutions for the home or work with the child to encourage expression and interaction in therapy. Such treatment can promote positive change in the child's mood, behavior, and psychological functioning.
Can a counselor help families with toddlers or preschoolers?Even families of toddlers and preschoolers can greatly benefit from counseling services.
Can a psychologist help our family?Often a child will present symptoms such as anxiety or inattention, but the underlying diagnosis may be ADHD, ASD or an anxiety disorder, among others. Psychologists can work with your child and family to diagnose the underlying issue and develop an appropriate and tailored behavior plan to improve your child's social and emotional skills and behavior.
Can a speech-language pathologist help our family?Speech-language pathologists work on more than just articulation and grammar. They can help with multiple areas of communication including social skills (inviting children to play, turn taking, etc.) and expressive language. By teaching children to communicate their feelings and wants, meltdowns may be reduced.
Can an occupational therapists help our family?Some children may appear anxious, angry, inattentive, withdrawn and/or the child might "meltdown" frequently because their sensory system is not functioning properly. A child's sensory system takes in sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and movement input from their environment. When a child's body over or under registers that input, the child can benefit from an occupational therapist (OT) who is trained in sensory integration. An OT can also help your child with feeding issues (picky eater), motor planning/praxis (clumsy child), fine motor skills (handwriting, shoe tying, dressing) and perceptual skills (puzzles, mazes and reading).
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