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Re: Psychologists

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:30 pm
by Coolkidsrock2
I have pm you.

child psychologist/psychiatrist ?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:33 am
by chihuahua

My daughter seems to have issues with her studies. She's easily distracted, takes a long time to finish her homework, but it's her attitude behind it that worries me. When she faces a difficult problem, she simply gives up, not wanting to try; she has no sense of competitiveness. This leads to not finishing her homework, which she hides from both us and the teacher and lies to us. The teacher can't help her if she hides her work away or don't complete her work. It has come to a point where the teacher would personally check her bag. Both teacher and us have given her pep talks, explain the situation to her, etc. She is aware of her problems but the next day or so, she behaves as if nothing had happened and she is in her happy self again.

She not a willful, badly behaved child, she's very thoughtful towards her other siblings, has no temper, etc. Her teacher at school actually likes her very much because she's helpful in class, shares things and quite happy-go-lucky. However, this poor work attitude is bringing her down. We've been working together with her teachers and she has improved but she'd relapse to her old ways.

Could anyone recommend me a child psychologist/psychiatrist so that I can better understand her and know how to manage her issues? Thanks.

Edited to add: she's in P2. She failed her maths because of careless mistakes and she suddenly decided not to do bar modelling even though she had used them in all the assessments we've given her. :(

Re: child psychologist/psychiatrist ?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:33 am
by straffan23
Maybe you could start with Counselling. I believe schools should have Counsellors, or if you prefer to take her outside, you can try those family services centres. I was told that the private practice counsellors charges 10% of their private fees when they take cases at those centres.

Re: child psychologist/psychiatrist ?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:28 pm
by chihuahua
Both hubby and I have had a discussion with her teachers already. She blames her distractions on external parties (siblings, etc) but from what I've observed, she distracts herself (takes an hour to bathe, change; drink, snack between studies; has a ball of blu tac that she presses whilst working, etc). Her siblings only get home at 6pm and she's alone the whole afternoon. Even her teachers notice her always fiddling with her erasers, etc, when at school.

Could you name some of these family service centres, straffan? Thanks.

Re: Learning difficulty

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:36 pm
by mdmlow
Go look for a psychologist to get an overall test, better safe than sorry.

Re: Learning difficulty

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:30 pm
by Rosey02
Hello there,
I came across this post and wanted to share. I have a friend who's son is ADHD. They are in the Klang Valley, and actually found a therapy program, where someone comes to their home to work on speech/communication. Their son is still in the program and doing much better. Let me know if you want more info, I can find out for you!

Re: Recommendations for Educational Psychologists

Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:15 pm
by JFisher
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Re: Recommendations for Educational Psychologists

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 10:04 am
by alphatoomega
Hi parents,

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Re: Recommendations for Educational Psychologists

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:24 pm
by thrivepsychologyclinic
Hi Parents!

We are from Thrive Psychology Clinic, and besides offering therapy consultation and services, we have also just launched many new workshops this upcoming December Holiday that have been specially designed and tailored for children from ages 6-12. Our programmes are not only for children and youths, but also their parents, and therapists in the field, and covers an extensive range of topics such as social skills, positive self-talk and many more.

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Sign language, a powerful tool to enhance verbal communication, has been demonstrated to be beneficial to the social, emotional and cognitive development of its child learners. Join us in this workshop to explore the various ways to help children with special needs reach their full potential.
Dates: 15 November or 20 December 2019
Time: 6-8pm (2-hours)
Suitable for: Therapists and Parents with Special Needs Children

2. My Voice, My Choice: Be Your Own Greatest Encourager
A workshop designed to introduce positive self-talk to improve the way our children talk to and think about themselves, leading to more confident and mentally healthy children.
Dates: 3 & 10 December 2019
Time: 1 - 3pm (2-hours)
Suitable for: Ages 6-9

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Covering from verbal to non-verbal communication such as speech, gestures and body language, this 4-week programme aims to impart social skills that are essential for children's social development, allowing them to have better understanding and relationships in social settings.
Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 December 2019
Time: 3 - 5pm (2-hours)
Suitable for: Ages 6-9

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A 2-day holiday programme designed to introduce emotion-focused and problem-focused coping methods to the children, as well as ways to identify the most suitable coping method to deal with their challenges.
Date: 6 & 13 December 2019
Time: 10am - 12pm (2-hours)
Suitable for: Ages 9-12

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Time: 3 - 4pm (1-hour)
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Re: Recommendations for Educational Psychologists

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:00 pm
by foodandflights
I would recommend Ms. Tan Su-Lynn