Psychology for My Child

TOPIC: Psychology for my child. WHY: Psychology is a broad topic, and there are different psychologists who work in different areas. When working with children, psychologists usually are involved in the following ways: Supporting young people with mental health concerns Assisting young people to develop strategies to manage challenging behaviour Assessing children for behaviour, mental…

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Guest Post! Top 5 Apps for new Mums and Dads!!

Guest Post This month we have a guest post!! Farrah is a writer, millennial, and single mother of two – one living daughter, and one son not. She had both children while attending university, and is now studying a Masters degree. She frankly details life, pregnancy and parenting after the loss of a child, on…

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Why do therapists want me to use visuals at home?

TOPIC: Why do therapists what me to use visuals*  at home?? *We mean visuals as pictures, photos or symbols of something or someone. WHY: Visuals are a great way to explain to someone what is happening or going to happen. They also don’t require verbal language to understand them (think road signs or signs in…

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Visuals – why we love them (and the evidence)

VISUALS  This month the review of the evidence is all about our favourite resource in the world – VISUALS!! RESEARCH  There is a large body of evidence linking cognitive and physical disabilities with externalising problematic behaviours (Visser et al., 2015; Artemyeva, 2016; Giltaij, Sterkenburg & Schuengel, 2015; Poppes et al., 2016). In particular, the literature…

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Relaxation – What is the evidence?

RELAXATION  This month the review of the evidence is all about something to follow on from the bullying update – Relaxation. RESEARCH All children worry. Researchers have suggested that this worry is in part due to the fact that childhood is full of “firsts”, doing a lot of things for the first time (Hallowell, 2011).…

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