MEET OUR CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST MEGAN WOOD
Megan Wood is a Child Psychologist who graduated with a Masters Degree in Child Psychology. Following the completion of her Double Major Bachelor’s Degree in Science majoring in Psychology & Communication from Upper Iowa University. Megan is currently an active member of the Malaysian Psychological Association (PSIMA).
Megan’s clientele is mostly children between the ages of 2 years to 18 years old who present a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Autism, ADHD, Anger issues (ODD), Anxiety, Selective Mutism, Developmental Delays, and many more. However, she often caters to the needs of parents by encouraging their involvement and providing guidance/coaching as well as counseling services. In addition, Megan also provides training for school teachers and caregivers who work with the child for an overall improvement.
SCREENING AND ASSESSMENTS
Megan conducts a variety of screenings and comprehensive assessments in order to better understand the specific needs of each child. This is then followed by the development of suitable programs/intervention plans for the individuals which will be carried out in therapy or counseling sessions.
MAIN AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
Child psychology studies the interaction of a few main areas of development that include Physical, Cognitive, and Social-Emotional Development, as well as Adaptive Behaviour, and Communication.
Child psychologists work with children and adolescents to identify, diagnose and help resolve issues by detecting the root causing emotional or behavioral problems, such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, anxiety, and depression. They also help prevent and evaluate developmental delays in children, identify early signs of autism spectrum disorder, and other problems that affect development.
MEGAN CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HOW BEST TO COMMUNICATE AND STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR CHILD.
Everyone wants their child to have a healthy development, but it’s not always clear if a child’s behavior is a symptom of a normal stage in development or a sign of an abnormality. Child psychologists can help you understand the difference. Understanding the normal and abnormal psychological patterns of a child can help parents understand how to best communicate and connect with their child, teach their child coping mechanisms for managing emotions, and help their child progress and thrive in each new developmental stage.
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