Children can experience a number of difficulties when it comes to eating. At times, they may be fussy or refuse to sit at the table. However, for some children the difficulties may be more problematic and psychological factors inhibit appropriate dietary requirements resulting in malnutrition and stunted growth, among other physiological concerns. If your child refuses to eat and you are concerned about their health, see a doctor and make an appointment with Marsden Clinical Psychology for an assessment of food/eating related problems. Dr Marsden can help to explore the barriers to your child’s eating problems and will create an individually tailored treatment plan in collaboration with your GP for the treatment of these psychological difficulties.
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.