Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow by Ellen Braaten PhD, Brian Willoughby PhD

By Ellen Braaten PhD, Brian Willoughby PhD

Do you end up regularly asking your baby to "pick up the pace"? Does she or he appear to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether finishing homework, responding whilst spoken to, or getting dressed and prepared within the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have labored with millions of youngsters and youths who fight with a space of cognitive functioning known as "processing speed," and who're usually mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. packed with brilliant tales and examples, this important source demystifies processing pace and exhibits the way to aid little ones (ages five to 18) trap up during this key region of improvement. precious functional instruments could be downloaded and published in a handy eight 0.5" x eleven" measurement. methods to receive wanted help in school, what to anticipate from a certified review, and the way you can also make day-by-day exercises extra efficient--while selling your kid's social and emotional well-being.

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Not all child clinical psychologists have completed specialized training in child testing and assessment, so you’ll want to make sure you find someone with this type of training. Pediatric (or Child) Neuropsychologists •• Clinical psychologists who have completed specialized training in using neuropsychological tests to evaluate intellectual, memory, language, and visual–motor skills (among others) in order to diagnose problems such as learning disabilities, attention problems, and developmental disorders.

You may feel not just confused about the options but also a little hurt or embarrassed when you’re trying your best to be a good parent. Our advice is to look at each option critically, regardless of how the option was presented to you. Don’t automatically discard a choice just because the way someone said it was insensitive. ). We’ve seen parents not pursue evaluations just because they were hurt that someone (a teacher, a pediatrician, a well-­meaning relative) brought up the issue of testing or seeing a psychologist in a way that seemed tactless or inconsiderate, when really it was well meaning but poorly stated or (worse) said at the family Christmas party or in front of other parents at the afterschool pickup line.

So, given that there are few clinicians and that they may have different titles, how does a parent find a competent professional? Your first stop could be your child’s pediatrician or primary-care physician, as pediatricians usually have a list of referrals they use in these situations. Similarly, professionals at your child’s school may have recommendations. This is particularly true if your child attends a private school, because private schools often have a number of professionals with whom they have working relationships.

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