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Using Games in Child Therapy

Imagine, Sophie returns to the waiting room and tells her mother how much fun she just had with her therapist. When asked what she just did in therapy Sophie reports that she played games. At that point, Sophie’s mother begins … Continue reading

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Executive Functioning: A Crucial Component in Academic Success

Although the impact of executive functioning deficits on school success is profound, executive functioning deficits are often unrecognized by parents and teachers. Executive functioning is crucial for school success. Executive functioning is the conductor of our behavior. The conductor of … Continue reading

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Teens and Suicide Risk

Studies have suggested that that parents and teens may underestimate the risk of suicidality in their community. In my practice, parents are often surprised when I disclose to them that their child has had suicidal thoughts. Many parents still seem … Continue reading

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Is My Child’s Anxiety Normal?

Parents often ask “Is my child’s anxiety normal?” Because all children have worries from time to time this can be a difficult question to answer. In fact, Anxiety Disorders in children can go undetected by parents for quite some time. … Continue reading

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Does Play Therapy Work?

The short answer is, “Yes!” During the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in research on play therapy and its efficacy is well demonstrated. A 10-year study completed by Play Therapy UK found positive change occurred for … Continue reading

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Kids in the Mix

There are an increasing number of children coming into our practice with overlapping conditions. These children have been diagnosed with ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Learning Disability, Tourette’s, and/or Asperger’s. Many of these children also experience depression, anxiety, and obsessive thoughts and … Continue reading

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What Does Special Education Look Like These Days in Texas?

Many states, including Texas, have adopted a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to meeting the needs of children who have learning problems. In the past, children in need of special education were routinely sent out of the general education classroom … Continue reading

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Psycho-educational, Psychological, or Neuropsychological Assessment?

The most appropriate assessment for any patient is one that is tailored to the individual. It is our philosophy that it is poor practice to determine in advance what tests or battery of tests are required before sufficient data is … Continue reading

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