Developmental psychologists study the human growth and development that occurs throughout life. It includes not only physical development but also cognitive, social, intellectual, perceptual, personality and emotional growth. They play a vital role in addressing developmental concerns and work to offer assistance to children facing developmental problems.
WHAT SERVICES DO WE PROVIDE?
At The Energy Source, therapy helps to facilitate a child in gaining awareness of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, understanding their self-identity and helping them to develop self-esteem, coping skills and managing their emotional and behavioural concerns.
Developmental disorders are better called neurodevelopmental disorders. Neurodevelopmental disorders are neurologically-based conditions that can interfere with the acquisition, retention, or application of specific skills or sets of information. They may involve dysfunction in attention, memory, perception, language, problem-solving, or social interaction. These disorders may be mild and easily manageable with behavioural and educational interventions, or they may be more severe and affected children may require more support.
Behavioural disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviours in children that last for at least six months and cause problems in school, at home and in social situations. Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviours at times, but behaviour disorders are more serious.
Early intervention means identifying and providing quicker support to children and young people who are at risk of poor outcomes. Effective early intervention works to prevent problems occurring or to tackle them head-on when they do before it gets worse.
The term academic support may refer to a wide variety of instructional methods, educational services, or school resources provided to students in the effort to help them accelerate their learning progress, catch up with their peers, meet learning standards, or generally succeed in school.
In psychology, the term self-esteem describes a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself. It involves a variety of beliefs about yourself, such as the appraisal of your appearance, beliefs, emotions, and behaviours.