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Children and COVID-19 Quarantine

As we continue in COVID-19 quarantine, children and parents are becoming increasingly frustrated and irritable. Normal routines and schedules are turned upside down and inside out. Kids and parents going out to school and work are now home. Everyone’s lives have been changed in some way.

Although kids are home with family, they still struggle with […]

Digital Literacy: How can Parents be Prepared

Are you worried about technologies impact on your children’s development

Apprehension about kids and technology is nothing new. Years ago, when it was first introduced, cable television was considered to be a serious risk to the healthy development of children. Today we don’t think twice about it. Closed-mindedness or even fear about new technology holds us […]

Could your child be on the Autism Spectrum?

Do you think your child may be on the Autism spectrum?

Does that sound worrisome to actually hear your child may have Autism? You may have been to a parent teacher conference and the teacher mentions that your child has odd behaviors or a certain type of “Quirkiness” which makes them unique. Having Autism is very […]

How Childhood Trauma Effects the Brain

Experiencing trauma
It is our experiences in life that shape who we are and how we see the world.    Everything that we believe about ourselves, about others, and about the world in general is learned through our personal experiences.  It is therefore not surprising that experiencing chronic trauma during childhood leaves deep marks.  The effects of […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Abuse, childhood, children|0 Comments

Playing and Play Therapy

I remember being in middle school and waiting for the bus. We’d run around, cluster in groups giggling and watch the boys throw a baseball. Now I see kids waiting for the bus standing still, heads down, phones out and texting instead of talking. I wonder when kids forgot how to play.

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By |November 23rd, 2018|Child, childhood, children, counseling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parenting an Anxious Child: How to confront anxiety

Parenting an Anxious Child can seem like a daunting task. Many parents bring their children to therapy who are struggling with anxiety or mood swings.  This is a great first step! Very often, children with Anxiety or Depression are dealing with a difficult transition, an illness, or are having a school issue.   As a result, […]

By |September 14th, 2018|anxiety, Child, childhood, children, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Answer is ‘No’

“The Answer is No”, subtitled “Saying it and sticking to it” by Cynthia Whitman, MSW, was published in 1994 but is still available at online booksellers. Is the book out-of-date? Well, it doesn’t have anything to say about iPhones, but if you have a child from two to twelve years old and need inspiration and […]

Academic Success Program

Is your child struggling in school?  Do you believe that your child is not working up to their potential?  Is your child struggling with one, or more, of the following:

•    Classroom Behavior
•    Concentration
•    Effective Listening
•    Homework
•    Memorization
•    Note Taking
•    Procrastination
•    Reading
•    Test Anxiety
•    Test Taking Strategies
•    Time Management
•    How to study for:  HISTORY; SCIENCE; MATH; FOREIGN LANGUAGE
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, Specialized Therapy Associates (STA) just might be able to help!  STA currently has openings in their widely […]

By |November 22nd, 2017|anxiety, back to school, Child, childhood, School|0 Comments

Social Skills Training Group

Does your child have a hard time making and keeping friends? Have you noticed he or she may be overly shy and anxious about meeting new kids? There are many causes of poor social interaction, yet there are plenty of solutions to help! The social skills groups are ideal for helping children improve their social […]

Mindfulness for Children and Adolescents

Mindfulness has  become almost a buzzword in our culture. Mindfulness is being  aware of the present moment without judgment. Current research has found that there are practical applications for mindfulness in therapy.  Karen Hooker and Iris Fodor’s 2008 article on  mindfulness and children provides practical examples for how to teach children mindfulness skills.

Children and adolescents often times can […]