Children, like adults, experience anxiety in a variety of ways. For some children, they become overly anxious about separating from their parents or staying away from home, for others their anxiety becomes overwhelming in response to school, and for some children they experience anxiety in relation to becoming ill or being hurt. There are many forms of anxiety disorders in children and the manifestations are just as varied. What’s more is, children are not always great at identifying what it is that they are experiencing, let alone what is upsetting them. Dr Marsden can work with you and your child to identify the emotional difficulties that are holding them back, and to develop new ways of managing these difficult emotions so they do not interfere with everyday life.
Social & Emotional Skills for Kids
Assessment of social/emotional skills in kids Most people have heard of autism, or even may know someone who has been diagnosed as "on the spectrum", and you may even know that someone on the autism spectrum is likely to have deficits in relating to others socially and emotionally. Knowing the exact nature of autism and it's symptoms is more complex however, and it takes specialised training to determine whether an individual meets diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (the official DSM 5 diagnostic term). What's more is, the diagnosis of autism can be complicated by other factors, such as comorbid disorders like ADHD and anxiety, or attachment related developmental problems.