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What is behavioural therapy?Behavioural therapy is a psychological treatment that focuses on changing undesirable behaviours and increasing socially significant behaviours. It is based on the idea that all behaviours are learned and can be modified through practice, reinforcement, and other behavioural techniques. Through this type of therapy, people can learn to modify their behaviour to better cope with emotional issues and gain a large range of skills, such as improved communication, self-care, academic, and play skills.
When should I start behavioural therapy for my child?Early intervention is key when it comes to helping children with developmental delays or emotional issues. Research has consistently demonstrated that children who receive intervention at an early age (as young as two years old) tend to have more positive outcomes compared to those who receive intervention at a later stage. Therefore, it is essential to act quickly when any signs of difficulty arise. Simply put, the sooner you seek help, the better.
How much does one-on-one therapy cost?Our hourly rate varies from $100 to $150 per hour, depending on the number of hours scheduled each week and the length of each session. For more details, please get in touch.
How much therapy does my child need?The recommended weekly hours of therapy for a child can vary greatly, from as few as 4 hours a week to more than 20 hours a week, depending on the initial consultation. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that the more intensive the therapy, the greater the acquisition of skills by the child. For this reason, it is essential that parents are actively involved in the intervention to provide additional support and guidance outside of therapy sessions. Regardless of the number of weekly hours recommended, parents should insist on being involved in the process for quickly results.
Does my child actually need behavioural therapy?Here are some signs that your child might need behavioural therapy. 1. Difficulty in socializing with peers: If a child is having difficulty engaging in conversations with their peers, it could be a sign that they need behavioral therapy. This could be due to a lack of understanding of social cues or difficulty in expressing themselves. 2. Aggression: If a child is exhibiting aggression, this could be a sign that they need behavioral therapy. Aggression can manifest in the form of physical or verbal aggression, and can be directed at peers, adults, or even themselves. 3. Poor impulse control: If a child is having difficulty controlling their impulses, they may need behavioral therapy to learn how to better control their emotions and behaviors. This could include things like outbursts of anger, difficulty in following instructions, or difficulty in waiting for their turn. 4. Difficulty in regulating emotions: If a child is having difficulty regulating their emotions, they may need behavioral therapy to learn how to better understand and manage their emotions. This could include difficulty in calming down after becoming upset or frustrated, difficulty in expressing their emotions in an appropriate manner, or difficulty in recognizing and understanding their own emotions. 5. Difficulty in focusing: If a child is having difficulty focusing their attention on tasks, they may need behavioral therapy to learn how to better concentrate and stay on task. This could include difficulty in starting tasks, difficulty in completing tasks, or difficulty in paying attention for an extended period of time. 6. Difficulty in self-help skills: If a child struggles with everyday tasks such as dressing, brushing teeth, or eating, they may additional help, such as behavioural therapy, to learn and master those skills. 7. Poor communication: If a child is having difficulty understanding or following instructions, or expressing their thoughts and feelings, they may benefit from behavioural therapy to help them gain the skills needed to communicate successfully. 8. Phobias: If a child has intense phobias such as fear of animals, strangers, or even going to school, it can profoundly impact their day-to-day activities. When these phobias become unmanageable, it is important to seek professional help and support, such as behavioural therapy, for the child to effectively manage their fears. 9. Low self-esteem: If a child has low self-esteem, they may experience social withdrawal, negative self-talk, and perform poorly in academics and struggle to build friendships. To help your child, behavioural therapy can be used to boost their self-esteem and improve their overall wellbeing. With help, your child can learn to cope with their low self-esteem and take positive steps towards a brighter future.
Can my child do online therapy?Yes, children can participate in online therapy. However, it's important to note that the suitability and efficacy of online therapy for children depends on various factors, such as the child's age, the nature and severity of their mental health concerns. Additionally, it's important to ensure that the therapy is provided by a licensed mental health professional who has experience working with children and the technology involved in online therapy.
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