I am also available to provide emotional and behavioural assessments to assist in the planning of developmentally functional programs that can provide training in positive behaviour management, engagement, and self co- and self-soothing techniques.
In this capacity, I utilize an eclectic approach that is child-centered and family focused to provide the best fit for all the individuals involved in the application of the intervention.
Techniques used may include:
- Social Commuinication, Emotional Regulation, Transactional Support (SCERTS Model)
- TEACCH Method
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Therapeutic Play and Play/Interaction Therapies
- Behavioral Techniques
Child and Play Therapy
I provide children and adolescents with a developmentally appropriate therapeutic relationship to assist with difficulties in adjustment, loss, sadness, anxiety, and emotional regulation. Therapy may include short-term, solution focused approaches or may require more long term, process and integration oriented work.
Children who have siblings who struggle with severe emotional or behavioural disorders have unique experiences that are difficult to understand. There may be feelings of resentment, anger, frustration, struggles with their own challenges that may not be perceived as important. This too can affect the overall emotional functioning of that child and family functioning.