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Grief and Loss Grief is a natural response to loss of a person, place or object which an individual has developed a significant attachment to. Whilst grief is traditionally thought of occurring with the loss of a loved one it can also occur after a wider range of events. Common events which lead to grief...
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Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Unfortunately, some people will experience traumatic events during the course of their lives. Very frightening, distressing or life threatening events may result in both physical and psychological injuries. Most people who experience a traumatic event will recover over time with the support of friends and families and will be able to...
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What is the WISC-IV? Often when a child is being assessed for academic difficulties or giftedness, the WISC-IV will be administered amongst a collection of psychological tests with similarly ambiguous acronyms. The aim of this article is to provide some clarity about the content and purpose of this commonly used assessment. The goal is to...
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Behavior Intervention: Definition, Strategies, and Resources When faced with difficult situations, children may occasionally lose their temper or experience emotional outbursts. Behavior issues, such as uncontrolled tantrums, aggressive physical behavior, and repetitive emotional outbursts, may interfere with children’s ability to function in school and may cause turmoil at home. Targeted behavior interventions tailored to meet...
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What Is Applied Behavioral Science and Why Is It Important? Understanding the human psyche and its desires, needs, and other everyday feelings and attitudes has long been the goal of psychologists, sociologists, ethnologists, and other professionals studying human behavior. Among the methods of study is behavioral science, which relies on observing and analyzing human responses...
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What Impact Does Parental Mental Health Have on Children? No bond is closer than the one between a parent and their child. The biological and psychological ties that bind parents and children are fundamental to a child’s physical and emotional development. Unfortunately, parenthood isn’t as idyllic as pictured on social media or in the pages...
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What is Occupational Therapy and who needs it? What Does an OT Do? They work with people of all ages, from premature babies to young children, adults in midlife, and seniors. In short, the therapist looks at how you do any kind of activity or task. Then they come up with a plan to improve...
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What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy (OT) is a treatment for problems with movement and coordination. It helps people improve the motor skills involved in everyday tasks, like writing and getting dressed. These skills include fine and gross motor skills and motor planning. Therapists also work on coordination, balance, and self-regulation skills. Kids can get...
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Occupational Therapy Treatment Your occupational therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your occupational assessment and your personal goals. Treatment will be adapted to maximize your independence with self care. Treatment options include: Activities of daily living: Treatment focuses on participating in self-care and improving the performance of everyday tasks such as: Bathing Cooking and...
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What are the differences between ABA, BCBA, and CAS? Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist (ABA) An ABA therapist is a person who uses applied behavior analysis as a form of treatment. Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of studying behavior in order to put into place appropriate behavioral interventions. The therapy and term is not exclusive to autism,...
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