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Pediatric Psychology

Pediatric psychology

Pediatric Psychology

The many challenges a child has to meet during its development, he or she mostly solves with the supportive presence of his parents. There are, however, situations in which even with the parents’ best intentions the child cannot solve the problems, becomes unsure of what to do or how to do it. A little help can often lead to big results, especially, if that help comes from an outsider with whom we can discuss our problems.When should you consult a pediatric psychologist?
  • When your child has learning or behavioral problems,
  • when, as a parent, you feel helpless in certain disciplinary situations,
  • when your child’s symptoms are emotional in origin (bed wetting, frequent or retention of urination/bowel movements, tiredness, headaches, stomachaches, stuttering, nail biting, hair twirling),
  • when you are in the midst of a family problem that is difficult to live with or resolve,
  • when your child has unreasonable fears, struggles with excessive anxiety (frequent crying, turning inwards, pulling away from personal contacts) and aggressive behavior (fits of anger), and,
  • when your child has problems fitting in.

Screening

The various phases of development that a child goes through present the child with various challenges and obstacles. One of these is school maturity. In order to best deal with this question, we should have the child tested the year before entering school to give us the opportunity to help the child in the areas in which he or she needs to still develop. Our screening procedure will help us discover various aspects of the child’s aptitudes and maturity while at the same time help develop (skills, abilities) the possible weaker areas of the child, such as:
  • psychological competence (examining/developing a coping mechanism),
  • self-awareness, recognition of own abilities (strengthening self-confidence),
  • learning disabilities (visual-verbal differentiation, discrimination; verbal-acoustic memory, motor speech system (logopedic problems); visual-motor integration (fine motor system), audio-visual attention; body pattern orientation: with partial testing of school performance (writing, reading, concentration) to evaluate basic readiness/capacity.

Care of expectant mothers and parents

The maternal and parental emotions, joys, worries, duties and problems appear even before the baby’s birth. We cover and discuss these questions in detail with the parents at each session since the relationship with the fetus is the forerunner of the later relationship between parent and child. Pregnancy is a good time for preparation and a good time to ponder questions such as “How will I become a mother (a good mother)?, “How will I remain a woman?”, “How will I give birth?, How will I nurse?”, “How will I be able to stand staying at home?”, “Will there be jealousy (father-baby, child-child)? One hears so many things…