Who We Help
Young children (2-9 years of age).
Children who present with typical development or mild delays (e.g. speech, language, cognitive).
Children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and/or an anxiety disorder.
Because many young children may not meet criteria for a specific diagnosis, therapy is focused on changing behaviors, emotion regulation and/or anxiety.
Early intervention and prevention are key to a child's long-term success! It is NEVER too early to begin services!
Not following directions / Defiance
Tantrums/outbursts, poor self-regulation
Mild physical aggression
Verbal aggression/back talk
Sleep difficulties (e.g. not staying in own bed, not wanting to sleep in own room, bedtime routine challenges).
Anxiety (e.g. afraid to speak with others, fear to separate from caregiver(s))
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Kids diagnosed with ADHD often struggle with following directions, emotional regulation, social skills, attention, organization, distractibility, and/or impulsivity. Behaviors occur in multiple settings and can have a negative impact on learning and social relationships.
Selective Mutism (SM)
Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder in which individuals are unable to speak in particular settings, or with particular individuals, despite being able to speak in other settings. Children with this disorder often find it extremely difficult to speak outside of the home, with school being one of the most challenging settings. Because these children often speak in the home, difficulties are generally not suspected until a child is enrolled in a learning program (e.g. daycare, school).
Kids with anxiety may be reluctant to try new things, fear making mistakes, feel uncomfortable in social situations, have difficulty participating in activities, have difficulty sleeping on their own, have difficulty separating from caregivers, feel constantly judged by others, etc. This anxiety make it very challenging for children to engage in ordinary age-appropriate tasks/activities as they are overcome with emotions that are difficult for them to handle. Common anxiety include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. disorders