Knowing When Your Child Needs More Than Therapy

November 6, 2023

As a parent, it’s not always easy to determine when your child is going through a normal phase or when they might need professional help. Understanding the signs that indicate your child may need more than therapy can be crucial for their mental health.

Signs That Indicate Your Child May Need More Than Therapy

Defiant Behavior: If your child is exhibiting defiant behaviors that are disrupting their daily routine or causing issues at school or home, it might be time to consider additional support.

Sudden Shift in Interests: A sudden loss of interest in activities they once enjoyed could be a sign of deeper issues.

Excessive Worrying and Sadness: While some degree of worry and sadness is normal, excessive amounts can indicate a need for further help.

Significant Changes in Behavior: Major behavioral changes, such as increased irritability, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, and emotional changes, could be signs your child needs more help.

Issues with Daily Functioning: If something is interfering with your child’s ability to function on a daily basis, it might be time to seek additional assistance.

What To Do If Your Child Needs More Than Therapy

If you notice these signs, it’s important to take action. Here are a few steps you can take:

Educate Yourself About Mental Health:
Understanding mental health can help you better support your child.

Cultivate Healthy Lifestyle Habits at Home: A healthy lifestyle can contribute to better mental health.

Draw on Social and School Support: Utilize resources available in your community and your child’s school.

Give It Time:
Remember, improvement takes time. Be patient and supportive.

Remember, you’re not alone in this. There are resources and professionals available to help guide you and your child through this process.

Your child’s mental health is crucial. At Childwise ABA, we’re dedicated to providing resources and support for families navigating these challenges. Our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a data-based intervention modeled on the principles of learning theory and has been found to be effective when combined with a program of support. We are growing rapidly, providing exceptional support and services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

For more information about our services, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 440 207- 9293. You’re also welcome to visit our offices at 20575 Center Ridge Rd # 400, Rocky River, OH 44116. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can support your family’s journey.

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