By: Child Psychologist Consultation Service  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Disabilities, Psychologists, Psychologist

child psychologist consultation service child psychologists can provide one hour consultations to assist you in the areas of: Behavioural problems in young children and pre-schoolers, behavioural problems in children with disabilities, cognitive assessments of pre-school children, intervention with children with developmental delay, attachment disorders, sleeping issues, eating problems and more..

Autism is a brain development disorder that impairs social communication and interaction and causes restricted and repetitive behaviour. It is one of the five Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) that are characterised by abnormalities of social interaction and restricted interests and behaviour.

Social impairments become apparent early in childhood and parents usually notice signs in the first two years of life. Autistic infants show less attention to stimuli, and smile and look at others less often. Autistic toddlers have less eye contact. Three to five year old autistic children are less likely to exhibit social understanding, approach others spontaneously, communicate non-verbally and take turms with others.

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Keywords: Attachment Disorders, Behavioural Problems, Behavioural Problems in Children, Child Psychologist, Child Psychologists, Disabilities, Preschoolers, Psychologist, Psychologists,

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These aredesigned to improve attachment and bonding between parent and child by usingchild directed play and parent directed play guided by the therapist. Liaison with teaching staff to provide advice and guidance on optimising learning for your child. Advice on parenting skills for typical children and children with special needs. Cognitive assessments to assess your child's developmental levels.



Low self-esteem; impaired social interactions with other children; missed school days and an increased likelihood of not finishing school; alcohol or other drug use; problems adjusting to work life; and anxiety disorders in adulthood. Childhood stressors such as pain, injury, illness, the death of a loved one or recognition of parental stress can all be severe stressors for children.



Unavoidable separation, maternal depression or illness, a mismatch between interaction styles and difficult, unsettled babies making parenting extra challenging can all impact and result in insecure attachment between mother and baby.



Behavioural advice on management techniques and interventions can be provided in one hour consultations and ongoing support and feedback. Behavioural problems in young children that are impacting significantly on family life may be caused by a variety of factors.