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

My services | 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..

Michelle van Dyk is an experienced and fully qualified child psychologist who can provide one hour consultations to assist you and your child with:

Michelle's services include:

- Devising behaviour plans for families.
- Providing trauma counselling for children affected by the earthquakes.
- Carrying out observations of your child in the preschool or school setting.

- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) sessions. These are
designed to improve attachment and bonding between parent and child by using
child 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.

- Written report of observations and recommendations.

- Referrals to other professionals and services where required.

- Advice on parenting skills for typical children and children with special needs.

- Cognitive assessments to assess your child's developmental levels.

- Written report of assessment results including recommendations.

- Child behaviour checklists.

- Advice on the extra needs of children born prematurely.

One hour consultation: $120
Report: $150
Preschool observation: $100
Bayley Assessment: $250 (including the report)
The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

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

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