Generally, parents of children with learning, psychological, and/or developmental disorders have a difficult time dealing with the same kinds of problems and concerns that trouble other parents. Questions such as, “What are the best strategies for helping my child in the school setting?”, “How should I handle this particular behavior in my child, compared to our other children?,” and “How do I explain my child’s behavior (or diagnosis) to our friends and family?” take on new meaning when dealing with a child with emotional or developmental differences. As part of your child’s therapy, parents are provided coaching that is tailored to their particular child. This type of help can be relatively short-term and problem-focused. Having an establish relationship with a child-behavioral expert provides a parent the much needed encouragement and support through a child’s development.
Child Psychological Services also offers various parenting classes, children’s social groups, parent support groups, and speaking engagements in school and church settings. Please inquire further if you are interested in any of these services.