Sometimes children and and their families may need extra support if they are finding it difficult to deal with or understand their emotions and/or behaviour.Counselling children is very different to counselling adults. What we do and how we do it depends on a child's age, their development, whether they have any specific difficulties. Many people may think that counselling is about talking to our clients about their problem. Actually it is more about listening but children are unlikely to talk for 50 minutes about their problems. We therefore have to use many methods for children to be able to tell us about their difficulty and find many ways to explain to them what might make things better for them.
Sometimes students enter college already having been diagnosed with a learning disability, while other students may wonder if they have a learning disability once they begin their post-secondary education. If not previously diagnosed, students can question if they have a learning disability for a variety of reasons, such as:
Poorer performance on tests and assignments than what they feel they are capable of increased frustration with the learning process
The need to exert an inordinate amount of "effort" for basic academic tasks related to reading and writing
omments from faculty or fellow students that their performance is inconsistent e.g. answers questions well in class but cannot put those ideas on paper either for tests or for assignments
Learning disabilities cannot be cured, and for parents, it can be a difficult and stressful time trying to help their child through education, and making sure they receive the best support possible for their needs. It is important to also focus on the long-term and bigger picture. Explaining the child's condition to friends, family, and anyone affected can be difficult, but is essential in helping manage the situation.
Making sure the child eats well, sleeps well and gets regular exercise will help them to focus, and teaches them good habits for life.
Talking to the child's school and GP are the first ports of call, after which the child may be referred to a Child Development Team which includes nurses, psychologists and speech therapists to decide on the best course of action. This may mean the child having additional support at their current school, or moving to a school more suited to their needs.
Behavioral therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It functions on the idea that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed. The focus of treatment is often on current problems and how to change them.
Types of behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavioral play therapy
Personality Development, Refreshment Training, Finishing, Behavior Modification, Stress Management, Anger management, Confidence buildup, Concentration/Memory Development, Corporate/Organizational Psychology Program, Corporate Yoga/Meditation.
Psychometric, Personality Test, I.Q. Assessment, Psycho-Diagnostic Test, Memory Test, Adjustment Test, Interest and Aptitude Test, Learning Disability Test, Autism Test, Rorschach Test, Neuropsychologist Test.