As parents, it’s often frustrating when children don’t understand the words we say. It’s even worse when the child is frustrated, angry or overwhelmed to the point that the words just have no effect. This is especially true for special needs children who often lack the development and understanding. Lemon Lime Adventures has compiled a list of 15 ways to calm an anxious child when words don’t work. Keep in mind that different ones may work with different children.
More young children two to five years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could benefit from psychological services – including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest Vital Signs report urges healthcare providers to refer parents of young children with ADHD for training in behavior therapy before prescribing medicine to treat the disorder.
Music therapy is an evidenced-based practice, targeting physical, neurologic, communication, emotional, educational and behavioral goals to promote positive therapeutic change. Music therapy also looks at the whole child, brings forth their abilities and provides opportunities for creative self-expression, normalization of the environment, emotional processing and social int eraction. Music therapy facilitates a space for the child to be a child, allows the child to express all the wonder, creativity, and inspiration they have to share with the world.