The difficulties that children can experience are varied and vast, from learning difficulties and attention problems to behavioural difficulties (e.g. oppositional and defiant behaviours) or peer relationship problems. Whatever the difficulties at school, Marsden Clinical Psychology will assess your child’s concerns and develop a plan for improving their functioning at school. This may involve a clinical psychologist observing your child at school in the playground and classroom, interviews with teachers, and standardized assessment measures, such as questionnaires, to ascertain where the real problems are so an appropriate treatment plan can be developed and delivered in a professional and efficient manner.
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.