This entails tracking developmental and behavioral milestones during early childhood based on MCHAT (Screening for Autism) and milestone checklist published by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
At this age concerns can be understood and addressed relatively quicker through behavioral therapy and parenting guidance. Based on individual need further referrals are made for specialized intervention like occupational therapy, speech therapy, special education and remediation.
Understanding the child and the environment is important at this age group and the therapist specialized in this age group works with other experts, preschool, parents and child collectively to achieve comprehensive outcomes.
The child therapist understands the current issues with respect to parents point of view as well as child's self narrations. Generally the challenge could be driven from genetic make-up, family or social environment of the child. The therapist spends time in assessing the same and accordingly work with the child and the family.
Adolescence is the time for developing autonomy and control. Body image concern, peer pressure, depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders are among the leading issues here. The teenage therapist works with teenagers to address the concerns. The therapist also connects with parents to ensure there is more cohesiveness and connect within the family to help the child to be more empowered to handle the concerns.
Generally it is combined with child behavioral therapy to bring effective outcome in a holistic manner. Parental influence and family environment still plays critical role depending upon what is the age of the child. This is mix an match as per requirements. The psychologist understands the other factors and designs a therapy program to ensure that a work is being done in tandem with both the child (through Child Behavioral Therapy) and the parent (through Parent Behavioral Therapy).
Counselor works closely with the day care or Nanny to help the child transition well. Training and tips is given to the care givers to better understand the age appropriate needs of the child. Child is helped through challenges like separation anxiety, stranger anxiety and tantrums through routine.
Helping the schools to build inclusiveness by working closely with the shadow teachers. Support is given in assessing the needs of the child, goal setting and training the shadow teacher to help the child in an age appropriate manner and tracking the progress.
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Kiran Tevtiya specializes in age appropriate development of children in areas like social, emotional, intra-personal, interpersonal, conflict management, addictions, fears, anxieties, aggression, oppositional, attention/focus and parent child connect.