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When should you take your child to psychologist if you suspect underperforming?

When should you take your child to psychologist if you suspect underperforming?

School age: If you suspect you have an under-performing child in school, it is reasonable for them to be evaluated by a psychologist. However, there are things you may want to do first, like talk to the child's teacher(s) and talk to your pediatrician. They can give you guidance and possibly save you some money. ...Read more

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How do we go about finding a good child psychologist?

How do we go about finding a good child psychologist?

Ask: Discuss this with your child's provider. You can ask friends and family that may have needed to find such a provider. Your child's school counselor may also be a source. ...Read more

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If your child is sad and stressed, is that alone serious enough to see psychologist?

If your child is sad and stressed, is that alone serious enough to see psychologist?

Depends: This depends on several factors related to possible circumstances, how long this has been going on, and whether the child's normal functioning has been significantly affected. If symptoms of depression have been going on for some time, even with good reason, then it would be worthwhile to set up an evaluation with a mental health professiona. A good physical evaluation is worthwhile as well. ...Read more

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What type of psychologist can counsel a child about divorce?

What type of psychologist can counsel a child about divorce?

With Child training: You want to select a mental health therapist- mft, psyd or phd with clinical experience working with children and families. Some therapists specialize working with families in the process of divorce, separation as well as blended families. Also look for child support group programs that do workshops on families and divorce. Most importantly children of divorce need parents willing to co-parent. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a child psychologist really help a kid develop social skills?

Is it ever that a child psychologist really help a kid develop social skills?

Depends : A lot depends on the psychologist, his or her interests & how the kid connects during their sessions. I find it a helpful way for some of my patients to learn a variety of skills. ...Read more

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Can a child psychologist help a kid develop social skills, in just a few visits?

Depends: Depends how old the child and what the problems are. They will also give the parents exercises to continue to develop socials skills with your child. ...Read more

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School psychologist wants my child to get tested for autism. Should we?

School psychologist wants my child to get tested for autism. Should we?

I'd say yes: Schools don't offer children access to special education supports unless there are real concerns, be open with them;if it didn't make sense to you the 1st time, request another meeting. If the " a" word surprised you, it may mean that your child has good cognitive skills, but struggles with reading comprehension, grasping concepts in math or relating to peers, often noticed in 3rd-4th grade. ...Read more

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Five year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist, what to do?

Five year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist, what to do?

School Refusal: Your 5-year-old is extremely distressed but you don't know why. I would recommend seeking out expert help - like a clinical child psychologist trained to do this very kind of detective work. I would urge you to get your child in to see one right away, as well as to alert the school of these behaviors. Without knowing what's going on, i wouldn't want to see you push your child to attend school. ...Read more

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My 5 year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist?

My 5 year old child refusing to go to school, hardly eating, having nightmares, does she need a psychologist?

Yes I would strongly: recommend that you take your daughter to see a psychologist. Her symptoms are signs that something is upsetting her and she needs help. ...Read more

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