Counseling

UNDERSTANDING THE BIG WORD: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN

We often meet parents asking us with a bewildered heart, “They have asked me to get him assessed. Is something wrong with him? Is my child crazy? ”. Honestly, Psychological Assessments may sound intimidating, but in truth is the best way designed to help you. So what is a psychological assessment? Who does it? How is it done? Will they use needles, will they medicate? Parents typically have many such questions. Let us understand this mystery that is psychological assessment! What is a Psychological Assessment?First and foremost, a psychological assessment is NOT a medical test. You do not require blood or urine samples, X-Rays or any medical paraphernalia. Most of the psychological tests are ‘paper-and-pencil’ tests. In simple words, your child may be asked to answer a set of questions, solve a few puzzles, work with some blocks and so forth. This is done to assess a child’s personality, intellectual…

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The emotionally disturbed child

Deep, a 12 year old boy, has been a “problem child” since childhood. The youngest of three siblings, he does not obey his parents challenging their authority all the time, keeps faring poorly in school though there are no obvious cognitive issues, and has severe problems getting along with friends. Diagnosed with being an ‘emotionally disturbed child’ while in primary school, Deep has caused multiple problems in school, such as hitting and bullying other children, running out of classrooms, tearing other students’ class work, disobeying teachers and so forth. At home and at school, he perpetually seems to be in a ‘bad mood’ or tends to cry or get angry without enough reason. Parents complain that in the last two years, he has become “uncontrollable”. He does not listen to any instructions given by the parents and becomes verbally and physically abusive if house rules are enforced strictly. Deep’s issues…

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२१ व्या शतकातील पालकत्व

child psychology

Paalak%va (parenting) ho ik%yaok vaYaa-pasaUna caalat Aalaolao Asalao trI %yaat saat%yaanao badla haot Aalaolao Aahot. pNa palak%va hI p`iËyaa 21 vyaa Satkat Aavhanaa%mak JaalaolaI Aaho ho mhNaNao vaavagao zrNaar naahI. pUvaI- palakaMnaI nausato DaoLo maaozo kolao trI maulao SaaMt haot Asat, prMtu Aa<aacaI maulao ASaI naahIt.%yaaMnaa hI gaaoYT nakao k$ ho jarI mhTlao tr to ka? Asaa p`Sna ivacaarNyaasa Qajaavat naahIt. AapNa sava- palak%vaacaI BaUimaka p`ya%na AaiNa cauka krt par paDt Asatao. PaNa 21 vyaa SatkatIla maulaaMnaa vaaZivatanaa palak%vaacao vaacana %yaabaraobarcaa AByaasa mah%vaacao Jaalao Aaho.   Asaa p`Sna tyaar hao} Saktao, jar [t@yaa vaYaa-pasaUna palak%va caalat Asalao trI maga Aa<aa 21 vyaa Satkatca palak%vaacaI garja ka Baasat Aaho ? maga %yaalaa Aaplao AaQauinakIkrNa mhNata yao} Sakto. jasao ik pUvaI- Toilaivhjanacao maaQyama haoto, pNa [t@yaa vaaihnyaa (Channels) navh%yaa. tsaoca ivhiDAao gaoma, PSP, Play station, Internet, maaobaa[-lavarcao gaoma tsaoca KaNyaatIla kahI gaaoYTI, QaavapLIcao jaga yaa savaa-Mcaa maaozyaa p`maaNaavar maulaaMvar pirNaama haot Asatao. tovha palak%vaacao QaDo palakaMnaI igarvaayalaa hvaot Asao maanasaSaas~& yaa naa%yaanao…

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मुलांची मानसिकता

ADHD Assessment

मुलं हि देवाघरची फ़ुलं म्हटलं जाते. ते अगदी खरे आहे याची प्रचिती दिवसेंदिवस येत आहे. त्यांना अगदी नाजुकप्रकारे जपावे लागते. मी गेले १३ वर्षे या क्षेत्रात काम करत आहे. नेहमी नवनवीन अडचणी घेवून पालक आम्हाला भेटायला येतात. कधी स्वतःहून, तर कधी डॉक्टर पाठवतात तर कधी त्यांना शाळा सुचवते. पूर्वी शाररीक आजार घेवून पालक डॉक्टरांकडे जायचे पण दिवसेंदिवस मानसशास्त्राची गरज मला वाढलेली दिसते. मानसशास्त्र हे सगळ्या वयाच्या टप्प्यात काम करतात. पूर्वी मानास्शात्राकडे जाणारी व्यक्ती म्हणजे “वेडा”त्यालाच गरज लागते. पण आताच्या पिढीने थोड्या वेगळ्या दृष्टिने या क्षेत्राकडे पाहायला हवे आणि तसेच आपल्या मुलांमधील बदल सुद्धा टिपायला हवेत. मग पालक म्हणून  कोणत्या गोष्टी लक्षात घ्यायला हव्यात असे प्रश्न तुम्हांला पडला असेल काही मानसशास्त्रीय मुख्य  नावे तुमच्या निदशर्नात आणून  देते ती म्हणजे …. अटेन्शनडेफिसिट  हायपर  अॅक्टीव डीसॉरडर (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) : यामध्ये तीन प्रकार पडतात  १.  लक्ष नसणे २. चंचलता आणि ३.अस्थिरता. यातील कोणत्याही गोष्टीमुळे मुलांना त्रास होताना दिसतो.याचा परिणाम त्यांच्या  दैनंदिन जीवनात पाहायला मिळतो.जसे कि अभ्यास करताना एका जागी स्थिर न बसणे, घाई करणे, लहान सहान  चुका करणे. अशा विविध अडथळ्यामुळे खूप त्रास होताना दिसतो. ऑटीझम(Autism). : अशी…

Child Counseling

Simple Classroom Accommodations for ADHD

ADHD-Counseling

Have one or more children with ADHD in your class? A few simple accommodations can go a long way in not just helping the child cope better in the classroom, but also create an atmosphere of camaraderie amongst students and make classroom management easier. Below are a few accommodations that can be made to ease the school routine for a child with ADHD: Seating Place the child in your direct line of vision. This will help you keep an eye on the child, and also help the child with ADHD focus better, knowing that the teacher is right there. Also make sure the child sits as far away from doors, windows or any other distractions as possible. Allow for More Time Due to their fluctuating attention span, students with ADHD will often work slowly or need more time to complete their tasks. Allow for this wherever you can. Help the…